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Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Former President of Estonia

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia

Born:December 26, 1953 in Stockholm, Sweden
Education:University of Columbia
1976, B.A., M. of Psychology, 1978

1957 - 1960Ifo Institute for Economic Research
1974 - 1979Columbia University, Department of Psychology: Research Assistant
1979 - 1981Englewood Educational Center (New Jersey, USA): Assistant to the Director and English Teacher
1981 - 1983Vancouver Literary Centre (Canada): Director, Arts Administrator
1983 - 1984Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), Department of Interdisciplinary Studies: Lecturer of Estonian Literature and Linguistics
1984 - 1988Radio Free Europe (Munich, Germany), Research and Analysis Department: Research Analyst
1988 - 1993Radio Free Europe, Estonian Service: Director
1993 - 1996Estonian Ambassador to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico
1996 - 1998Minister of Foreign Affairs
1998North Atlantic Institute, Estonia: Chairman of the board
1999Elected to the Riigikogu

Party affiliation:Mõõdukad (M)
Marital status:married, two children
Foreign languages:English, German, Spanish
Other interests:reading, cooking, farming