Martti Miettunen

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Martti Miettunen
27th Prime Minister of Finland[1]
In office
14 July 1961 – 13 April 1962
PresidentUrho Kekkonen
DeputyEemil Luukka
Preceded byV. J. Sukselainen
Succeeded byAhti Karjalainen
In office
30 November 1975 – 15 May 1977
PresidentUrho Kekkonen
DeputyKalevi Sorsa (1975–1976)
Ahti Karjalainen (1976–1977)
Preceded byKeijo Liinamaa
Succeeded byKalevi Sorsa
Minister of Agriculture
In office
17 January 1951 – 16 November 1953
Preceded byTaavi Vilhula
Succeeded byKalle Jutila
In office
3 March 1956 – 1 July 1957
Preceded byViljami Kalliokoski
Succeeded byKusti Eskola
In office
29 August 1958 – 13 November 1958
Preceded byPauli Lehtosalo
Succeeded byUrho Kähönen
In office
22 March 1968 – 13 May 1970
Preceded byNestori Kaasalainen
Succeeded byNils Westermarck
Minister of Transport and Public Works
In office
17 March 1950 – 16 January 1951
Preceded byOnni Peltonen
Succeeded byOnni Peltonen
In office
5 May 1954 – 2 March 1956
Preceded byRalph Erik Serlachius
Succeeded byEino Palovesi
Minister of Finance[2]
In office
2 July 1957 – 28 November 1957
Preceded byNils Meinander
Succeeded byLauri Hietanen
Personal details
Born(1907-04-17)17 April 1907
Simo, Finland
Died19 January 2002(2002-01-19) (aged 94)
near Helsinki, Finland
Political partyCentre Party

Martti Juhani Miettunen (17 April 1907 – 19 January 2002), was a Finnish politician who served twice as Finland's prime minister, from 1961 to 1962 and again from 1975 to 1977.[3]

Miettunen was born in Simo, the son of a smallholder. He studied agriculture, and worked as a farmer and an agricultural advisor before entering politics.[4] He served in Parliament as a representative for the Agrarian Party from 1945 to 1958, and then served as Governor of the Province of Lapland from 1958 to 1973. He was awarded the honorary title of Counsellor of State in 1977.[4]

He died at the age of 94 in the Kauniainen military hospital near Helsinki in early 2002.[4]

Miettunen served as a cabinet minister for 4,300 days, the eighth-longest period of service in Finnish political history. He was also known as President Urho Kekkonen's right-hand man.



  1. ^ "Governments in chronological order". Finnish government (Valtioneuvosto). Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c Martti Miettunen at the Parliament of Finland Archived 2014-09-03 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Jussi Sukselainen
Prime Ministers of Finland
Succeeded by
Ahti Karjalainen
Preceded by
Keijo Liinamaa
Prime Ministers of Finland
Succeeded by
Kalevi Sorsa