Ralf Törngren

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Ralf Törngren
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Prime Minister of Finland
In office
5 May 1954 – 20 October 1954
Preceded by Sakari Tuomioja
Succeeded by Urho Kekkonen
Personal details
Born (1899-03-01)1 March 1899
Oulu
Died 16 May 1961(1961-05-16) (aged 62)
Turku
Political party Swedish People's Party

Ralf Johan Gustaf Törngren, (1 March 1899, Oulu - 16 May 1961, Turku), was a Finnish politician. 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.

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

Career[edit]

  • 1944-1945 Social minister
  • 1945-1948 Finance minister
  • 1950-1951 Social minister
  • 1951 Second Finance minister
  • 1951-1952 Social minister
  • 1952-1953 Second Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1953-1954 Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1954 Prime Minister
  • 1956-1957 Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1959-1961 Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1959-1961 Deputy Prime Minister

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto. 
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