|4th Prime Minister of Finland|
17 April 1919 – 15 August 1919
|President||Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg|
|Preceded by||Lauri Ingman|
|Succeeded by||Juho Vennola|
|Minister of Finance|
27 November 1918 – 17 April 1919
|Preceded by||Juhani Arajärvi|
|Succeeded by||August Ramsay|
|Born||28 February 1860|
Turtola, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
|Died||19 November 1938 (aged 78)|
|Political party||National Progressive Party|
Castrén was born in Turtola and graduated in 1887 as a Bachelor of Law. From 1888 to 1892, he worked in the finance division of the Senate of Finland, and from 1888 to 1898 in the Castrén & Snellman attorneys-at-law office.
From 1892 to 1904, Castrén was a member of the board in the Kansallis-Osake-Pankki bank. He attended the state board meetings in 1894 and from 1905 to 1906. He was Senator from 1908 to 1909, after which he founded an attorney-at-law office. In 1916, Castrén was elected as the director of Kansallis-Osake-Pankki.
In November 1918, Castrén was named Minister of Finance. He served as Prime Minister of Finland from 17 April to 15 August 1919. His government gave a proposal of the republic form of government in Finland, and after the proposal was accepted, the government disbanded.
Castrén died in Helsinki.
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