Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Politician

1953 –

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Who is Toomas Hendrik Ilves?

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the fourth President of Estonia, in office since 2006. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social Democratic Party in the 1990s. He served in the government as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 1998 and again from 1999 to 2002. Later, he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006. He was elected as President of Estonia by an electoral college on 23 September 2006 and his term as President began on 9 October 2006.

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Born
Dec 26, 1953
Stockholm
Also known as
  • T. H. Ilves
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Estonian American
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Leonia High School
Employment
  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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on July 23, 2013

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