Eino Uusitalo

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Eino Uusitalo
Prime Minister of Finland
In office
May 26, 1979 – February 18, 1982
Preceded byJohannes Virolainen
Succeeded byAhti Pekkala
Personal details
Born (1924-12-01) December 1, 1924 (age 95)
Soini, Finland

Eino Uusitalo (born 1 December 1924, in Soini) is a Finnish politician from the Centre Party. Uusitalo studied to be an agronomist. He was a member of the parliament from 1955 to 1983 from the list of Centre Party.[1] He was also Deputy Prime Minister.

Uusitalo is remembered mostly because of his proposition to declare 19 September as a second independence day of Finland. That date is the day of Moscow Armistice 1944. Uusitalo was fighting in the Continuation War 1942-1944 in Metsäpirtti, Karelian Isthmus.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.
  2. Turun Sanomat 30.11.1999