Kaarlo Castrén

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Kaarlo Castrén
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4th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
17 April 1919 – 15 August 1919
PresidentKaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
Preceded byLauri Ingman
Succeeded byJuho Vennola
Minister of Finance
In office
27 November 1918 – 17 April 1919
Preceded byJuhani Arajärvi
Succeeded byAugust Ramsay
Personal details
Born28 February 1860
Turtola, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died19 November 1938(1938-11-19) (aged 78)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partyNational Progressive Party

Kaarlo Castrén (28 February 1860 – 19 November 1938) was a Finnish politician and Prime Minister of Finland.[1] He represented the 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.[2] 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.


Kaarlo Castrén Cabinet


  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lauri Ingman
Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Juho Vennola