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Minister of Social Affairs (Iceland)

The Minister of Social Affairs (Icelandic: Félagsmálaráðherra) was a cabinet position which existed between 17 April 1939 and 1 January 2008. The Ministry of Social Affairs existed alongside the minister after 1 January 1970 when the Cabinet of Iceland Act no. 73/1969 took effect since ministries had not formally existed separately from the ministers.[1] On 1 January 2008 the position became Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security (Icelandic: Félags- og tryggingamálaráðuneytið) and the ministry itself was also renamed accordingly. On 31 December 2010 the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Security was merged with the Ministry of Health and Social Security to form the Ministry of Welfare.

List of ministersEdit

Minister of Social Affairs (17 April 1939 – 1 January 2008)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1   Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
17 April 1939 17 January 1942 2 years, 9 months
(1,006)
SDP Hermann Jónasson III
Hermann Jónasson IV
2   Jakob Möller
(1880–1955)
17 January 1942 16 December 1942 10 months, 29 days
(333 days)
IP Ólafur Thors I
No minister in office between 16 December 1942 and 22 December 1942.
3   Jóhann Sæmundsson
(1905–1955)
22 December 1942 19 April 1943 3 months, 28 days
(118 days)
N/A Björn Þórðarson
4   Björn Þórðarson
(1879–1963)
19 April 1943 21 October 1944 1 year, 6 months, 2 days
(551 days)
PP
5   Finnur Jónsson
(1894–1951)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
SDP Ólafur Thors II
(1)   Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
4 February 1947 6 December 1949 2 years, 10 months, 2 days
(1,036 days)
SDP Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
6   Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
6 December 1949 14 March 1950 3 months, 8 days
(98 days)
IP Ólafur Thors III
7   Steingrímur Steinþórsson
(1893–1966)
14 March 1950 24 July 1956 6 years, 4 months, 10 days
(2,324 days)
PP Steingrímur Steinþórsson
Ólafur Thors IV
8   Hannibal Valdimarsson
(1903–1991)
24 July 1956 23 December 1958 2 years, 4 months, 29 days
(882 days)
PA Hermann Jónasson V
9   Friðjón Skarphéðinsson
(1909–1996)
23 December 1958 20 November 1959 10 months, 28 days
(332 days)
SDP Emil Jónsson
10   Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
20 November 1959 31 August 1965 5 years, 9 months, 11 days
(2,111 days)
SDP Ólafur Thors V
Bjarni Benediktsson
11   Eggert Gíslason Þorsteinsson
(1925–1995)
31 August 1965 10 July 1970 4 years, 10 months, 10 days
(1,774 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
(10)   Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
10 July 1970 14 July 1971 1 year, 4 days
(369 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
(8)   Hannibal Valdimarsson
(1903–1991)
14 July 1971 16 July 1973 2 years, 2 days
(733 days)
ULL Ólafur Jóhannesson I
12   Björn Jónsson
(1916–1985)
16 July 1973 6 May 1974 9 months, 20 days
(294 days)
ULL
13   Magnús Torfi Ólafsson
(1923–1998)
6 May 1974 28 August 1974 3 months, 22 days
(114 days)
ULL
14   Gunnar Thoroddsen
(1910–1983)
28 August 1974 1 September 1978 4 years, 4 days
(1,465 days)
IP Geir Hallgrímsson
15   Magnús Helgi Magnússon
(1922–2006)
1 September 1978 8 February 1980 1 year, 5 months, 7 days
(525 days)
SDP Ólafur Jóhannesson II
Benedikt Gröndal
16   Svavar Gestsson
(1944–)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1203 days)
PA Gunnar Thoroddsen
17   Alexander Stefánsson
(1922–2008)
26 May 1983 8 July 1987 4 years, 1 month, 12 days
(1,504 days)
PP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
18   Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
(1942–)
8 July 1987 24 June 1994 6 years, 11 months, 16 days
(2,543 days)
SDP Þorsteinn Pálsson
Steingrímur Hermannsson II
Steingrímur Hermannsson III
Davíð Oddsson I
19   Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson
(1955–)
24 June 1994 12 November 1994 4 months, 19 days
(141 days)
SDP Davíð Oddsson I
20   Rannveig Guðmundsdóttir
(1940–)
12 November 1994 23 April 1995 5 months, 11 days
(162 days)
SDP
21   Páll Bragi Pétursson
(1937–)
23 April 1995 23 May 2003 8 years, 1 month
(2,952 days)
PP Davíð Oddsson II
Davíð Oddsson III
22   Árni Magnússon
(1965–)
23 May 2003 7 March 2006 2 years, 9 months, 12 days
(1,019 days)
PP Davíð Oddsson IV
Halldór Ásgrímsson
23   Jón Halldór Kristjánsson
(1942–)
7 March 2006 15 June 2006 3 months, 8 days
(100 days)
PP Halldór Ásgrímsson
24   Magnús Stefánsson
(1960–)
15 June 2006 24 May 2007 11 months, 9 days
(343 days)
PP Geir Haarde I
(18)   Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
(1942–)
24 May 2007 SDA Geir Haarde II

Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security (1 January 2008 – 31 December 2010)Edit

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(18)   Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
(1942–)
1 February 2009 1 year, 8 months, 8 days
(619 days)
SDA Geir Haarde II
25   Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir
(1949–)
1 February 2009 10 May 2009 3 months, 9 days
(98 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
26   Árni Páll Árnason
(1966–)
10 May 2009 2 September 2010 1 year, 3 months, 23 days
(480 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
27   Guðbjartur Hannesson
(1950–)
2 September 2010 31 December 2010 3 months, 29 days
(120 days)
SDA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frumvarp til laga um Stjórnarráð Íslands" [Bill regarding the Cabinet of Iceland.] (PDF). Legal Code (in Icelandic). Parliament of Iceland. Retrieved 13 November 2012.