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 Term Chairman Term
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
Otto Merimaa
March 27, 1951 - January 14, 1953
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
Ilmar Vahe
April 20, 1967 - December 18, 1968
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
Jüri Suurhans
July 4, 1975 - December 14, 1978
December 14, 1978 - 1980
10th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR February 24, 1980 - February 24, 1985 Jüri Suurhans
Matti Pedak
March 28, 1980 - July 5, 1982
July 5, 1982 - March 26, 1985
11th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR February 24, 1985 - March 18, 1990 Valde Roosmaa
Enn-Arno Sillari
March 27, 1985 - May 18, 1989
May 18, 1989 - March 18, 1990
12th Supreme Soviet of the ESSR [2] March 23, 1990 - September 29, 1992 Arnold Rüütel (chairman)
Ülo Nugis (speaker)
March 29, 1990 - October 6, 1992
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