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Minister for Foreign Affairs (Iceland)

List of ministersEdit

Minister for Foreign Affairs (18 November 1941 – 1 January 1970)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1   Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
18 November 1941 17 January 1942 1 month, 30 days
(60 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson IV
No minister in office between 17 January 1942 and 16 May 1942.
2   Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
16 May 1942 16 December 1942 7 months
(214 days)
IP Ólafur Thors I
3   Vilhjálmur Þór
(1899–1972)
16 December 1942 21 October 1944 1 year, 10 months, 5 days
(675 days)
N/A Björn Þórðarson
(2)   Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
IP Ólafur Thors II
4   Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
4 February 1947 11 September 1953 6 years, 7 months, 7 days
(2,411 days)
IP Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
Ólafur Thors III
Steingrímur Steinþórsson
5   Kristinn Guðmundsson
(1897–1982)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 2 years, 10 months, 13 days
(1,047 days)
PP Ólafur Thors IV
6   Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
24 July 1956 3 August 1956 10 days
(10 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
7   Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
3 August 1956 17 October 1956 2 months, 14 days
(75 days)
SDP
(6)   Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
17 October 1956 31 August 1965 8 years, 10 months, 14 days
(3,240 days)
SDP Hermann Jónasson V
Emil Jónsson
Ólafur Thors V
Bjarni Benediktsson
(7)   Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
31 August 1965 1 January 1970 SDP Bjarni Benediktsson

Minister for Foreign Affairs (1 January 1970 – present)Edit

The Cabinet of Iceland Act no. 73/1969, which had been passed by the parliament 28 May 1969, took effect on 1 January 1970. Thus the Cabinet was formally established along with its ministries which had up until then not formally existed separately from the ministers.[2]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(7)   Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
1 January 1970 14 July 1971 5 years, 10 months, 14 days
(2,143 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
8   Einar Ágústsson
(1922–1986)
14 July 1971 1 September 1978 7 years, 1 month, 18 days
(2,606 days)
PP Ólafur Jóhannesson I
Geir Hallgrímsson
9   Benedikt Gröndal
(1924–2010)
1 September 1978 8 February 1980 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
(525 days)
SDP Ólafur Jóhannesson II
Benedikt Gröndal
10   Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1,203 days)
PP Gunnar Thoroddsen
11   Geir Hallgrímsson
(1925–1990)
26 May 1983 24 January 1986 2 years, 7 months, 29 days
(974 days)
IP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
12   Matthías Árni Mathiesen
(1931–2011)
24 January 1986 8 July 1987 1 year, 5 months, 14 days
(530 days)
IP
13 Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 1 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
PP Þorsteinn Pálsson
14   Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson
(1939–)
28 September 1988 23 April 1995 6 years, 6 months, 26 days
(2,398 days)
SDP Steingrímur Hermannsson II
Steingrímur Hermannsson III
Davíð Oddsson I
15   Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–2015)
23 April 1995 15 September 2004 9 years, 4 months, 23 days
(3,433 days)
PP Davíð Oddsson II
Davíð Oddsson III
Davíð Oddsson IV
16   Davíð Oddsson
(1948–)
15 September 2004 27 September 2005 1 year, 12 days
(377 days)
IP Halldór Ásgrímsson
17   Geir Haarde
(1951–)
27 September 2005 15 June 2006 8 months, 19 days
(261 days)
IP
18   Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
(1950–)
15 June 2006 24 May 2007 11 months, 9 days
(343 days)
PP Geir Haarde I
19   Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
(1954–)
24 May 2007 1 February 2009 1 year, 8 months, 8 days
(619 days)
SDA Geir Haarde II
20   Össur Skarphéðinsson
(1953–)
1 February 2009 23 May 2013 4 years, 111 days
(1,572 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
21   Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
(1968–)
23 May 2013 7 April 2016 6 years, 183 days
(2374 days)
PP Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
21   Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
(1973–)
7 April 2016 11 January 2017 3 years, 229 days
(279 days)
PP Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
22   Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
(1967–)
11 January 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 315 days
(1045 days)
IP Bjarni Benediktsson
Katrín Jakobsdóttir

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About the minister". Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Frumvarp til laga um Stjórnarráð Íslands" [Bill regarding the Cabinet of Iceland.] (PDF). Legal Code (in Icelandic). Parliament of Iceland. Retrieved 13 November 2012.

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