Sauli Niinisto

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Birthday
24, 1948
Birthplace
Salo, Finland
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
24, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Salo, Finland

About

Known for his membership in the National Coalition Party, he took office in 2012 as Finland's twelfth president. Previously, he had served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance, and Speaker of the Finnish Parliament.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Turku, he opened a law practice and became a city councilman in Salo, Finland.

Trivia

He was a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Family Life

After his first wife, Marja-Leena Niinisto, was killed in a 1995 automobile accident, he married Finnish poet Jenni Haukio.

Associated With

He and Martti Ahtisaari have both held the office of President of Finland.