Ralf Törngren

Ralf Johan Gustaf Törngren (1 March 1899 – 16 May 1961) was a Finnish politician, born in Oulu. He was the party leader of the Swedish People's Party (1945–1955), a member of the Finnish parliament and the Prime Minister of Finland 5 May-20 October 1954.[1] In the Finnish presidential elections of 1956, he won 20 electoral votes.

Ralf Törngren
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23rd Prime Minister of Finland
In office
5 May 1954 – 20 October 1954
PresidentJuho Kusti Paasikivi
Preceded bySakari Tuomioja
Succeeded byUrho Kekkonen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 January 1959 – 16 May 1961
Prime MinisterV. J. Sukselainen
Preceded byKarl-August Fagerholm
Succeeded byAhti Karjalainen
In office
3 March 1956 – 27 May 1957
Prime MinisterKarl-August Fagerholm
Preceded byJohannes Virolainen
Succeeded byJohannes Virolainen
In office
9 July 1953 – 5 May 1954
Prime MinisterUrho Kekkonen
Sakari Tuomioja
Preceded byUrho Kekkonen
Succeeded byUrho Kekkonen
Minister of Finance
In office
17 July 1945 – 29 July 1948
Prime MinisterJuho Kusti Paasikivi
Mauno Pekkala
Preceded bySakari Tuomioja
Succeeded byOnni Hiltunen
Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
In office
13 January 1959 – 16 May 1961
Prime MinisterV. J. Sukselainen
Preceded byOnni Hiltunen
Succeeded byEemil Luukka
Personal details
Born
Ralf Johan Gustaf Törngren

(1899-03-01)1 March 1899
Oulu, Norra Österbotten, Finland
Died16 May 1961(1961-05-16) (aged 62)
Turku, Egentliga, Finland
NationalityFinnish
Political partySwedish People's

He died in Turku, aged 62. A prize in his honor was founded in 2003 at the Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland - Ministers of Foreign Affairs". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Urho Kekkonen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1953-1954
Succeeded by
Urho Kekkonen
Preceded by
Sakari Tuomioja
Prime Minister of Finland
May 1954–October 1954
Succeeded by
Urho Kekkonen
Preceded by
Johannes Virolainen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1956-1957
Succeeded by
Johannes Virolainen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ernst von Born
Chairman of the Swedish People's Party
1945–1955
Succeeded by
Ernst von Born