Pehr Evind Svinhufvud's first senate

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Pehr Evind Svinhufvud's first senate was the first Senate and de facto Government of independent Finland. Its term spanned November 27, 1917 – May 27, 1918.[1]

It sat in Vaasa during the Finnish Civil War from January 29 to May 3, 1918 and was known as the Vaasa Senate during that time.

Assembly[edit]

The following table displays the Senate's composition:[1]

Senator Period of office Party
Chairman of the Senate
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Justice
Onni Talas
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Internal Affairs
Arthur Castrén
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Deputy Head of the Department for Internal Affairs
Alexander Frey
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Swedish People's Party
Head of the Financial Affairs Department
Juhani Arajärvi
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Emil Nestor Setälä
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Agriculture
Kyösti Kallio
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Agrarian League
Deputy Head of the Department for Agriculture
Eero Yrjö Pehkonen
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Agrarian League
Head of the Department for Transport and Public Works
Jalmar Castrén
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Trade and Industry
Heikki Gabriel Renvall
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Young Finnish Party
Head of the Department for Social Affairs
Oskari Wilho Louhivuori
November 27, 1917–May 27, 1918 Finnish Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Governments and Ministers since 1917". Finnish Government. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 
Preceded by
Body created
Senate of Finland
November 27, 1917 – May 27, 1918
Succeeded by
Paasikivi I