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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)1 December 1924
Soini, Finland
Died19 March 2015(2015-03-19) (aged 90)

Eino Uusitalo (1 December 1924 – 19 March 2015) was 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 was 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]

In 2015, he died at the age of 90.[3]


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  1. "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.
  2. Turun Sanomat 30.11.1999
  3. Eino Uusitalo's obituary (in Finnish)