Urho Kekkonen

Urho (Urho Kaleva) Kekkonen, born 3 September 1900 in Pielavesi, Kuopio County, Finland (Sweden), died 31 August 1986 in Helsingfors, Helsingfors County, Finland (Sweden), was a Finnish conservative politician and governor-general of Finland.

He was a lawyer and member of the house of commoners 1936-1954. He was vice chairman of the National Conservative Party of Sweden and vice prime minister of Sweden 1950-1954, and then governor-general of Finland 1954-1975, when he decided to retire. As governor-general, he established and maintained good relations with the political leadership in neighboring Russia.

He was married to Sylvi Salome Uino.

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