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J. K. Paasikivi - Lahti, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marcius
N 60° 58.984 E 025° 39.037
35V E 426982 N 6761653
Quick Description: Juho Kusti Paasikivi (November 27, 1870 – December 14, 1956) was the seventh President of Finland (1946–1956).
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 5/31/2012 7:25:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMEHDP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 64

Long Description:

Nimi: J. K. Paasikivi
Tekijä: Veikko Leppänen
Paljastettu: 1961
Materiaali: Veistos pronssia, jalusta punagraniittia
Korkeus 3,5 metriä
Tausta: Kaupungin ja yksityisten varoin toteutettu. Patsaasta järjestetyn suunnittelukilpailun voitti Leppänen, vaikka asiantuntijat suosittelivat Pentti Papinahon ehdotusta.
Arvot: Kunnianosoitus Lahden kansakoulussa opiskelleelle ja yhteiskoulussa opettajana toimineelle valtiomiehelle.

Material used in the statue and plinth : Statue bronze, plinth red granite.
The size of the statue: 3,5 m / 11,5 ft
Statue was designed and made by Veikko Leppänen in 1961
The statue is a tribute to the J.K.Paasikivi who studied and worked as a teacher in the Lahti.

"J. K. Paasikivi representing the Finnish Party and the National Coalition Party, he also served as Prime Minister of Finland (1918 and 1944–1946),and was generally an influential figure in Finnish economics and politics for over fifty years. He is particularly remembered as a main architect of Finland's foreign policy after the Second World War.

He was born as Johan Gustaf Hellsten in 1870 at Hämeenkoski in Päijänne Tavastia in Southern Finland, the son of August Hellsten, a merchant, and Karolina Wilhelmina Selin. He Finnicized his name to Juho Kusti Paasikivi in 1885."
-Wikipedia-

URL of the statue: Not listed

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