Edgar Savisaar

Edgar Savisaar

Former mayor of Tallinn (2001–2004 and April 9th 2007 – November 9th 2017)

Date and Place of Birth:                                                       
May 31, 1950 Harju County 


Family Status:
Divorced, two sons and two daughters

Party Membership:
Estonian central Party 1991

Education:
1966 Vastse-Kuuste 8-kl kool
1966-1968 Tartu Secondary School No 7
1968 Tartu Extramural Secondary School
1973 Tartu University, historian

Scientific work:
1980 candidate of Philosophy “Socio-philosophical Basis for Global Models of the Club of Rome"
1982 assistant professor

Career:
1980-1985 Chairman of Planning Committee of Executive Committee of Tallinn Mere District Soviet
1985-1988 Head of Department, National Planning Committee of Estonian SSR 
1988-1989 Research Director of consultation firm “Mainor” 
1989-1990 Deputy Chairman of Supreme Soviet of Estonian SSR, Chairman of Planning Committee
1990 Minister of Economic Affairs of Estonian SSR
1990-1992 Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia
1992-1995 Vice President of the Riigikogu
1995 Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia
1996-1999 Chairman of Tallinn City Council
1992-2001 Member of the 7th, 8th and 9th Riigikogu 
2001-2004 Mayor of Tallinn 
March-April 2005 Chairman of Tallinn City Council
2005 – 2007 Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia
2007, 2009, 2013 - Mayor of Tallinn

Membership in Representative Bodies:
1989 Soviet Congress of USSR
1988-1992 Supreme Soviet of Estonian SSR
1990 Member of Board of Estonian Committee
1996-2001 Member of Tallinn City Council, Chairman (1996-99)
1995-2001 7th, 8th and 9th Riigikogu

Other Society Membership:
1998 Scottish Club
2002 NGO LiVal Sport
2010 President of Estonian Skating Union
2014 Vice President of INTA


Decorations:
2001 Order of the National Coat of Arms, II Class
2006 Order of the National Coat of Arms, I Class
2013 Order of Russian Orthodox Church


Languages:
German, Finnish and Russian

Publications:

1982 "Global Problems and Future Scenarios"
1990 "Speeches"
1994 "New Politics on its Way"
1999 "I Believe in Estonia"
2005 "Prime Minister. Estonian Contemporary History 1990-92“
2012 "The Truth About Estonia"

A great number of articles in national publications and local newspapers

 

Last updated: 19.12.2018