|19th Prime Minister of Finland|
26 March 1946 – 29 July 1948
|President||Juho K. Paasikivi|
|Preceded by||Juho K. Paasikivi|
|Succeeded by||Karl-August Fagerholm|
|Minister of Defence|
17 April 1945 – 27 March 1946
|Prime Minister||Juho K. Paasikivi |
|Preceded by||Väinö Valve|
|Succeeded by||Yrjö Kallinen|
|Minister of Finance|
1 December 1939 – 22 May 1942
|Prime Minister||Risto Ryti |
Johan W. Rangell
|Preceded by||Väinö Tanner|
|Succeeded by||Väinö Tanner|
|Minister of Agriculture|
13 December 1926 – 17 December 1927
|Prime Minister||Väinö Tanner|
|Preceded by||Juho Sunila|
|Succeeded by||Sigurd Mattsson|
|Born||27 January 1890|
|Died||30 June 1952 (aged 62)|
|Political party||Social Democratic (1927–1945)|
People’s Democratic League (1945-1952)
Pekkala was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland and member of several wartime cabinets as Minister of Finance from December 1939 to February 1942. Pekkala left the party after the Continuation War.
After the war, Pekkala joined the Finnish People's Democratic League (SKDL), an alliance of communists, socialists and social democrats. He served as the Minister of Defence between April 1945 and March 1946.
He was candidate in the 1950 presidential election. Pekkala also belonged to the Socialist Unity Party which worked inside the SKDL.
Mauno Pekkala was the brother of Eino Pekkala.