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Minister for Foreign Affairs (Iceland)

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Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
Utanríkisráðherra
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Incumbent
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

since 11 January 2017
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Member ofCabinet of Iceland
Reports toPrime Minister
AppointerPrime Minister
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Iceland
Formation18 November 1941
First holderStefán Jóhann Stefánsson

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Icelandic: Utanríkisráðherra) is the head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The current Minister for Foreign Affairs is Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.[1]

List of ministers

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

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Time in office
1
Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
(1894–1980)
18 November 194117 January 194260 daysSocial DemocraticJónasson IV
No minister in office between 17 January 1942 and 16 May 1942.
2
Ólafur Thors
Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
16 May 194216 December 1942214 daysIndependenceThors I
3
Vilhjálmur Þór
Vilhjálmur Þór
(1899–1972)
16 December 194221 October 19441 year, 310 daysIndependentÞórðarson
(2)
Ólafur Thors
Ólafur Thors
(1892–1964)
21 October 19444 February 19472 years, 106 daysIndependenceThors II
4
Bjarni Benediktsson
Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
4 February 194711 September 19536 years, 219 daysIndependenceStefánsson
Thors III
Steinþórsson
5
Kristinn Guðmundsson
Kristinn Guðmundsson
(1897–1982)
11 September 195324 July 19562 years, 317 daysProgressiveThors IV
6
Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
24 July 19563 August 195610 daysSocial DemocraticJónasson V
7
Emil Jónsson
Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
3 August 195617 October 195675 daysSocial DemocraticJónasson V
(6)
Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson
(1909–1987)
17 October 195631 August 19658 years, 318 daysSocial DemocraticJónasson V
Jónsson
Thors V
Benediktsson
(7)
Emil Jónsson
Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
31 August 19651 January 19704 years, 123 daysSocial DemocraticBenediktsson

Minister for Foreign Affairs (1 January 1970 – present)

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]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Time in office
(7)
Emil Jónsson
Emil Jónsson
(1902–1986)
1 January 197014 July 19711 year, 194 daysSocial DemocraticBenediktsson
Hafstein
8
Einar Ágústsson
Einar Ágústsson
(1922–1986)
14 July 19711 September 19787 years, 49 daysProgressiveJóhannesson I
Hallgrímsson
9
Benedikt Gröndal
Benedikt Gröndal
(1924–2010)
1 September 19788 February 19801 year, 160 daysSocial DemocraticJóhannesson II
Gröndal
10
Ólafur Jóhannesson
Ólafur Jóhannesson
(1913–1984)
8 February 198026 May 19833 years, 107 daysProgressiveThoroddsen
11
Geir Hallgrímsson
Geir Hallgrímsson
(1925–1990)
26 May 198324 January 19862 years, 243 daysIndependenceHermannsson I
12
Matthías Árni Mathiesen
Matthías Árni Mathiesen
(1931–2011)
24 January 19868 July 19871 year, 165 daysIndependenceHermannsson I
13
Steingrímur Hermannsson
Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
8 July 198728 September 19881 year, 82 daysProgressivePálsson
14
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson
(born 1939)
28 September 198823 April 19956 years, 207 daysSocial DemocraticHermannsson IIIII
Oddsson I
15
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Halldór Ásgrímsson
(1947–2015)
23 April 199515 September 20049 years, 145 daysProgressiveOddsson IIIIIIV
16
Davíð Oddsson
Davíð Oddsson
(born 1948)
15 September 200427 September 20051 year, 12 daysIndependenceÁsgrímsson
17
Geir Haarde
Geir Haarde
(born 1951)
27 September 200515 June 2006261 daysIndependenceÁsgrímsson
18
Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
(born 1950)
15 June 200624 May 2007343 daysProgressiveHaarde I
19
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir
(born 1954)
24 May 20071 February 20091 year, 253 daysSocial DemocraticHaarde II
20
Össur Skarphéðinsson
Össur Skarphéðinsson
(born 1953)
1 February 200923 May 20134 years, 111 daysSocial DemocraticSigurðardóttir III
21
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson
(born 1968)
23 May 20137 April 20162 years, 320 daysProgressiveGunnlaugsson
22
Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
(born 1973)
7 April 201611 January 2017279 daysProgressiveJóhannsson
23
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson
(born 1967)
11 January 2017Incumbent3 years, 250 daysIndependenceBenediktsson Jr.
Jakobsdóttir

References

  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.