History

Ambassadors of Finland to the United States of America


Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.

Armas Herman Saastamoinen

Envoy (ambassador)

1919-1921

Leonard Åström

An accredited Chargé d'Affaires 1921
Envoy (ambassador) 1921-1934

1921-1934

Eero Järnefelt

Envoy (ambassador)

1934-1938

Hjalmar Procopé

Envoy (ambassador)

1939-1944

Kalle Teodor Jutila

Envoy (ambassador)

1945-1951

Johan Nykopp

Envoy (ambassador) 1951-1954
Ambassador 1954-1948

1951-1948

Richard Seppälä

Ambassador

1958-1965

Olavi Munkki

Ambassador

1965-1972

Leo Tuominen

Ambassador

1972-1977

Jaakko Iloniemi

Ambassador

1977-1983

Richard Müller

Ambassador

1983-1985

Paavo Rantanen

Ambassador

1986-1988

Jukka Valtasaari

Ambassador

1988-1996

Jaakko Laajava

Ambassador

1996-2001

Jukka Valtasaari

Ambassador

2001-2005

Pekka Lintu

Ambassador

2006-2011

Ritva Koukku-Ronde

Ambassador

2011-2015

Kirsti Kauppi

Ambassador

2015-

 

 

The Finnish Embassy's previous locations

 

Finnish diplomatic representation in the US was a legation until September 10th, 1954 when in was upgraded to an embassy.

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1.  "The Munsey Building" located on the North side of E Street, between 13th and 14th Streets, NW 1921-1923
2. 1026 16th St. NW 1923-1924
3. 1629 16th St. NW 1924-1926
4. 1709 Massachusetts Ave. NW 1926-1936
5. 2416 Tracy Place 1936-1939
6. 2146 Wyoming Ave. NW 1939-1940
7. 2144 Wyoming Ave. NW 1940-1950
8. 1900 24th St. NW 1950-1979
9. 3216 New Mexico Ave. NW 1979-1994
10. 3301 Massachusetts Ave. NW 1994 - present