The Info List - Rudolf Holsti

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Eino Rudolf Woldemar Holsti (8 October 1881 in Jyväskylä
– 3 August 1945 in Palo Alto, California)[1] was a Finnish politician, journalist and diplomat. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1919–1922 and in 1936–1938[2] and a member of the Finnish Parliament in 1913–1918 representing the Young Finnish Party (Nuorsuomalainen Puolue).


1 Biography 2 Honorary degrees 3 References

3.1 Citations 3.2 Bibliography

4 External links

Biography[edit] From 1919 he represented the National Progressive Party.[3] Holsti represented Finland
in the League of Nations. He was also a republican (opposing the then ongoing movement for monarchy in Finland). A firm supporter of democracy, he openly criticized Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
at the outbreak of war. Holsti worked for newspapers in Hämeenlinna, Lahti and Helsinki together with his friend and school companion Joel Lehtonen. The friendship ended abruptly when Holsti recognized himself as the satirically portrayed and fictive politician Rolf Idell in Lehtonen's book Sorron lapset (1924). Holsti was also Envoy to Estonia from 1923 to 1927.[4] Later in life, Dr. Holsti taught at Stanford University, after he moved to United States
United States
with his two sons: Kalevi and Olavi Holsti (both respected political scientists in their own right). He maintained a healthy correspondence with president Herbert Hoover, and the prime minister and president of Finland. He died on August 3, 1945 at Palo Alto
Palo Alto
Hospital while undergoing surgery to repair a hernia. His wife Liisa died of tuberculosis on July 22, 1951. Honorary degrees[edit]

Temple University, Philadelphia, USA (PhD. h.c) in 1938[5]


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^ "Rudolf Holsti: Kansanedustajana 02.02.1914 - 28.05.1918, 05.09.1922 - 10.04.1923" (in Finnish). Eduskunta. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11.  ^ "Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
- Ministers of Foreign Affairs". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 30 January 2018.  ^ Sakari Virkkunen, "The Presidents of Finland", volume I, Helsinki: Otava Publications Ltd., 1994 ^ "Ajalugu" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland, Tallinn. Retrieved 11 November 2012.  ^ Rudolf Holsti
Rudolf Holsti
at the Parliament of Finland


Pietiäinen, Jukka-Pekka; Rudolf Holsti, Lehtimies, tiedemies, poliitikko 1881- 1919, Weilin+Göös 1986 .

External links[edit]

Works by or about Rudolf Holsti
Rudolf Holsti
at Internet Archive

Political offices

Preceded by Carl Enckell Foreign Minister of Finland 1919–1922 Succeeded by Carl Enckell

Preceded by Antti Hackzell Foreign Minister of Finland 1936–1938 Succeeded by Väinö Voionmaa

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 25402649 LCCN: n86033397 ISNI: 0000 0000 2452 7641 GND: 118979787 BNF: cb15956616x (data) SNAC: w69g703f

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