Tuesday, August 2, 2011
President Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Juho Kusti Paasikivi (November 27, 1870 – December 14, 1956) was the seventh President of Finland. Representing the Finnish Party and the National Coalition Party, he also served as Prime Minister of Finland (1918 and 1944–1946), and was generally an influential figure in Finnish economics and politics for over fifty years. He is particularly remembered as the main architect of Finland's foreign policy after the Second World War. He was born as Johan Gustaf Hellsten in 1870 at Hämeenkoski in Päijänn, Tavastia in Southern Finland, the son of August Hellsten, a merchant, and Karolina Wilhelmina Selin. He Finnicized his name to Juho Kusti Paasikivi in 1885. Pia sent me this FDC. (1946–1956).