Urho Castrén

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Urho Castrén
Urho Castrén.jpg
Prime Minister of Finland
In office
21 September 1944 – 17 November 1944
Preceded by Antti Hackzell
Succeeded by Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Personal details
Born 30 December 1886
Died 8 March 1965(1965-03-08) (aged 78)
Political party National Coalition Party

Urho Jonas Castrén (30 December 1886, Jyväskylä – 8 March 1965) was a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party and Prime Minister of Finland in 1944.[1]

Castrén formed coalition government after Hackzell became incapacitated. The main task of his government was enforcing Moscow Armistice.


  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Antti Hackzell
Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Juho Kusti Paasikivi