List of Chairmen of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic

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The Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic was the presiding officer of that assembly. It is not to be confused with the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic; he was the head of state.

Below is a list of the office-holders:

Legislature Began Ended Chairman Entered office Left office
1st Supreme Soviet of the ESSR[1] August 25, 1940 February 16, 1947 Voldemar Sassi August 25, 1940 July 1941
2nd Supreme Soviet of the ESSR February 19, 1947 February 19, 1951 August Kründel March 5, 1947 1951
3rd Supreme Soviet of the ESSR February 25, 1951 February 27, 1955 August Kründel March 27, 1951 January 14, 1953
Otto Merimaa January 14, 1953 February 27, 1955
4th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR March 4, 1955 March 4, 1959 Joosep Saat April 5, 1955 March 4, 1959
5th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR March 15, 1959 March 17, 1963 Harald Ilves April 23, 1959 March 17, 1963
6th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR March 17, 1963 March 19, 1967 Vaino Väljas April 18, 1963 April 20, 1967
7th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR March 19, 1967 June 13, 1971 Arnold Koop April 20, 1967 December 18, 1968
Ilmar Vahe December 18, 1968 1971
8th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR June 13, 1971 June 15, 1975 Ilmar Vahe July 13, 1971 June 15, 1975
9th Supreme Soviet of the SSR June 15, 1975 February 24, 1980 Johannes Lott July 4, 1975 December 14, 1978
Jüri Suurhans December 14, 1978 1980
10th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR February 24, 1980 February 24, 1985 Jüri Suurhans March 28, 1980 July 5, 1982
Matti Pedak July 5, 1982 March 26, 1985
11th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR February 24, 1985 March 18, 1990 Valde Roosmaa March 27, 1985 May 18, 1989
Enn-Arno Sillari May 18, 1989 March 18, 1990
12th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR [2] March 23, 1990 September 29, 1992 Arnold Rüütel (chairman) March 29, 1990 October 6, 1992
Ülo Nugis (speaker) March 29, 1990 October 6, 1992

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Temporary Supreme Soviet of the ESSR to April 7, 1941. From April 7, 1941: Supreme Soviet of the ESSR
  2. ^ From May 8, 1990: Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia

Sources[edit]

  • "Elected representatives and state leaders". Members of Estonia's parliamentary and other assemblies as well as governments 1917–1999. Compiled by Jaan Toomla, Tallinn 1999
  • Liisa Maadla. Archivist. National Archives of Estonia