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Consul Alex Kyyhkynen Awarded White Rose of Finland

Isänmaan Hyväksi

The President of Finland, Great Master of the Knighthood of
the White Rose of Finland

Has, on this 13th Day of September, 1965, seen fit to grant You,

an Insignia as First Class Knight of the White Rose Knighthood
of Finland

Sigillvm Capitvli-Ordinis-Alba-Rose-Finland

Mr. Alex Kyyhkynen was born in Kemijärvi, Finland, on the 28th day of July, 1888. He emigrated to the United States in 1910. Soon after his arrival in the United States he settled in Duluth, Minnesota, and entered the business world. He has been successfully engaged in the haberdashery business for the past 55 years. He is married and has raised a family.

Mr. Kyyhkynen has been active in civic life and in compiling historical data of his people and has had concern about the welfare of his homeland. During the tercentenary observance of the "Delaware Finns" Mr. Kyyhkynen was chairman of the Minnesota committee and under his direction this committee did the best of all our then 48 states in financing the affair. Already at that time he


Mr. Pentti Uusivirta (right), attache of the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C., presents Consul Alex Kyyhkynen the White Rose of Finland medal.


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