Konstantin Päts

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Konstantin Päts
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1st President of Estonia
In office
24 April 1938 – 23 July 1940
Prime MinisterKaarel Eenpalu
as Acting Prime Minister
Kaarel Eenpalu
Jüri Uluots
Johannes Vares[Note 1]
Succeeded byJüri Uluots
as Prime Minister in duties of the President in Exile
Lennart Meri
as President after restoration of independence
Johannes Vares
as Prime Minister in duties of the President under USSR occupation[Note 1]
Chairman of the
Council of Ministers of the

Provisional Government of Estonia
In office
24 February 1918 – 12 November 1918
Preceded byIndependence declared, position established
Succeeded byhimself
as Prime Minister of the Provisional Government
Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of Estonia
In office
12 November 1918 – 8 May 1919
Preceded byhimself
as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Provisional Government
Succeeded byOtto August Strandmann
as Prime Minister
2nd, 4th, 11th, 14th and 16th
State Elder of Estonia
In office
25 January 1921 – 21 November 1922
Preceded byAnts Piip
Succeeded byJuhan Kukk
In office
2 August 1923 – 26 March 1924
Preceded byJuhan Kukk
Succeeded byFriedrich Karl Akel
In office
12 February 1931 – 19 February 1932
Preceded byOtto Strandman
Succeeded byJaan Teemant
In office
1 November 1932 – 18 May 1933
Preceded byKarl August Einbund
Succeeded byJaan Tõnisson
In office
21 October 1933 – 24 January 1934
Preceded byJaan Tõnisson
Succeeded byhimself
as Prime Minister in duties of the State Elder
6th Prime Minister of Estonia,
in duties of the State Elder of Estonia
In office
24 January 1934 – 3 September 1937
Preceded byhimself
as State Elder
Succeeded byhimself
as President-Regent
President-Regent of Estonia
In office
3 September 1937 – 9 May 1938
Preceded byhimself
as Prime Minister in duties of the State Elder
Succeeded byhimself
as President
Kaarel Eenpalu
as Prime Minister
Personal details
Born(1874-02-23)23 February 1874
Tahkuranna Parish, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died18 January 1956(1956-01-18) (aged 81)
Burashevo, Kalininsky District, Kalinin Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR
Resting placeTallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian
Political partyCountry People's Union (1917–1920)
Farmers' Assemblies (1920–1932)
Union of Settlers and Smallholders (1932–1935)
Spouse(s)Wilhelmine ("Helma") Ida Emilie Päts
ChildrenLeo
Viktor
Alma materUniversity of Tartu
ProfessionLawyer, newspaper editor, politician, businessman

Konstantin Päts (23 February [O.S. 11 February] 1874[1] – 18 January 1956) was the President Estonia from 1938 to 1940.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Johannes Vares was the Prime Minister under Soviet occupation and is therefore not recognized as a legal Prime Minister of Estonia by the current Government of Estonia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lees, Elle (2006). "Eesti Riigivanemad". MTÜ Konstantin Pätsi Muuseum. p. 3. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.