Pentti Arajärvi

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Pentti Arajärvi
Pentti Arajärvi.jpg
First Gentleman of Finland
In office
1 March 2000 – 1 March 2012
President Tarja Halonen
Preceded by Eeva Ahtisaari (as First Lady)
Succeeded by Jenni Haukio (as First Lady)
Personal details
Born (1948-06-02) June 2, 1948 (age 68)
Helsinki, Finland
Political party Social Democratic Party of Finland
Spouse(s) Tarja Halonen
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Occupation Doctor of Law
Religion Lutheranism

Pentti Ilkka Olavi Arajärvi (born June 2, 1948, Helsinki) is a Finnish doctor of law. He is the husband of Tarja Halonen, who was the President of Finland between 2000 and 2012. During that time, he held the unofficial title of First Gentleman of Finland. Arajärvi was elected to the Helsinki City Council in the 2012 municipal elections.


He is a non-active member of a Finnish scout troop Helsingin Kotkat.


Foreign honours[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Pentti Arajärvi in the archived website of The President of the Republic of Finland


  1. ^ Belga Pictures Photo during the gala dinner of the state visit of H.E. Mrs Tarja Halonen, President of Finnish Republic & Docteur Pentti Arajärvi in Belgium (30/03 - 01/04/2004)
  2. ^ Icelandic Presidency Website (Icelandic), Order of the Falcon, Arajärvi, Pentti
  3. ^ Photo of presidential and royal couples
  4. ^ "Noblesse et Royautés" website, article (in French) with photos of gala dinner
  5. ^, State visit of President Tarja Halonen in Luxembourg in november 2008 (article in French with photos showing the decorations)