Riitta Maria Uosukainen

Born: Riitta Maria Vainikka, 18 June, 1942 in Enso, South Karelia; graduated with a Licentiate (a degree with a license to teach) in Philosophy in 1970 and worked as a teacher before entering politics in 1977. From 1991 until 1994 she was the Finnish Minister of Education and for long periods in the years between 1994 and 2003 she was the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament. She visited Latvia as the head of a Finnish Parliamentary Delegation and was at the house on 20-21 February, 1995.