Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson

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Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson
22nd cabinet of Iceland
Date formed 14 November 1963
Date dissolved 10 July 1970
Head of government Bjarni Benediktsson
Head of state Kristján Eldjárn
Member(s)
Outgoing election 1967 election
Previous Ólafur Thors V
Successor Jóhann Hafstein

The Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson in Iceland was formed 14 November 1963.[1] It dissolved 10 July 1970 due to the death of the Prime Minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, who was killed in a house fire the night before along with his wife and grandson.[2]

Cabinets[edit]

Inaugural cabinet: 14 November 1963 – 8 May 1965[edit]

Incumbent Minister Party
Bjarni Benediktsson Prime Minister
(Forsætisráðherra)
IP
Emil Jónsson Minister of Fisheries
(Sjávarútvegsráðherra)
SDP
Minister of Social Affairs
(Félagsmálaráðherra)
Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson Minister for Foreign Affairs
(Utanríkisráðherra)
SDP
Gunnar Thoroddsen Minister of Finance
(Fjármálaráðherra)
IP
Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason Minister of Education, Science and Culture
(Menntamálaráðherra)
SDP
Minister of Commerce
(Viðskiptaráðherra)
Ingólfur Jónsson Minister of Agriculture
(Landbúnaðarráðherra)
IP
Minister of Communications
(Samgönguráðherra)
Jóhann Hafstein Minister of Health
(Heilbrigðisráðherra)
IP
Minister of Industry
(Iðnaðarráðherra)
Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Dóms- og kirkjumálaráðherra)

First reshuffle: 8 May 1965 – 31 August 1965[edit]

Magnús Jónsson replaced Gunnar Thoroddsen as Minister of Finance.

Incumbent Minister Party
Bjarni Benediktsson Prime Minister
(Forsætisráðherra)
IP
Emil Jónsson Minister of Fisheries
(Sjávarútvegsráðherra)
SDP
Minister of Social Affairs
(Félagsmálaráðherra)
Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson Minister for Foreign Affairs
(Utanríkisráðherra)
SDP
Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason Minister of Education, Science and Culture
(Menntamálaráðherra)
SDP
Minister of Commerce
(Viðskiptaráðherra)
Ingólfur Jónsson Minister of Agriculture
(Landbúnaðarráðherra)
IP
Minister of Communications
(Samgönguráðherra)
Jóhann Hafstein Minister of Health
(Heilbrigðisráðherra)
IP
Minister of Industry
(Iðnaðarráðherra)
Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Dóms- og kirkjumálaráðherra)
Magnús Jónsson Minister of Finance
(Fjármálaráðherra)
IP

Second reshuffle: 31 August 1965 – 1 January 1970[edit]

Eggert Gíslason Þorsteinsson replaced Emil Jónsson as Minister of Fisheries and Minister of Social Affairs. Emil Jónsson replaced Guðmundur Ívarsson Guðmundsson as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Incumbent Minister Party
Bjarni Benediktsson Prime Minister
(Forsætisráðherra)
IP
Eggert Gíslason Þorsteinsson Minister of Fisheries
(Sjávarútvegsráðherra)
SDP
Minister of Social Affairs
(Félagsmálaráðherra)
Emil Jónsson Minister for Foreign Affairs
(Utanríkisráðherra)
SDP
Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason Minister of Education, Science and Culture
(Menntamálaráðherra)
SDP
Minister of Commerce
(Viðskiptaráðherra)
Ingólfur Jónsson Minister of Agriculture
(Landbúnaðarráðherra)
IP
Minister of Communications
(Samgönguráðherra)
Jóhann Hafstein Minister of Health
(Heilbrigðisráðherra)
IP
Minister of Industry
(Iðnaðarráðherra)
Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Dóms- og kirkjumálaráðherra)
Magnús Jónsson Minister of Finance
(Fjármálaráðherra)
IP

Third reshuffle: 1 January 1970 – 10 July 1970[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.[3] The Ministry of Health (Heilbrigðisráðuneytið) was renamed the Ministry of Health and Social Security (Heilbrigðis- og tryggingamálaráðherra) and Eggert Gíslason Þorsteinsson replaced Jóhann Hafstein as minister. Emil Jónsson replaced Jóhann Hafstein as Minister of Social Affairs. Statistics Iceland became a cabinet ministry and was led by Magnús Jónsson.

Incumbent Minister Ministry Party
Bjarni Benediktsson Prime Minister
(Forsætisráðherra)
Prime Minister's Office
(Forsætisráðuneytið)
IP
Eggert Gíslason Þorsteinsson Minister of Fisheries
(Sjávarútvegsráðherra)
Ministry of Fisheries
(Sjávarútvegsráðuneytið)
SDP
Minister of Health and Social Security
(Heilbrigðis- og tryggingamálaráðherra)
Ministry of Health and Social Security
(Heilbrigðis- og tryggingamálaráðuneytið)
Emil Jónsson Minister for Foreign Affairs
(Utanríkisráðherra)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
(Utanríkisráðuneytið)
SDP
Minister of Social Affairs
(Félagsmálaráðherra)
Ministry of Social Affairs
(Félagsmálaráðuneytið)
Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason Minister of Education, Science and Culture
(Menntamálaráðherra)
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
(Menntamálaráðuneytið)
SDP
Minister of Commerce
(Viðskiptaráðherra)
Ministry of Commerce
(Viðskiptaráðuneytið)
Ingólfur Jónsson Minister of Agriculture
(Landbúnaðarráðherra)
Ministry of Agriculture
(Landbúnaðarráðuneytið)
IP
Minister of Communications
(Samgönguráðherra)
Ministry of Communications
(Samgönguráðuneytið)
Jóhann Hafstein Minister of Industry
(Iðnaðarráðherra)
Ministry of Industry
(Iðnaðarráðuneytið)
IP
Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Dóms- og kirkjumálaráðherra)
Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs
(Dóms- og kirkjumálaráðuneytið)
Magnús Jónsson Minister of Finance
(Fjármálaráðherra)
Ministry of Finance
(Fjármálaráðuneytið)
IP
Minister of Statistics Iceland
(Ráðherra Hagstofu Íslands)
Statistics Iceland
(Hagstofa Íslands)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ráðuneyti Bjarna Benediktssonar" [Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson]. Historical material (in Icelandic). Cabinet of Iceland. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ráðuneyti Bjarna Benediktssonar" [Cabinet of Bjarni Benediktsson]. Historical material (in Icelandic). Cabinet of Iceland. Retrieved 27 October 2012. "Bjarni Benediktsson fórst í húsbruna að Þingvöllum aðfararnótt 10. júlí 1970 ásamt konu sinni og dóttursyni." 
  3. ^ "Frumvarp til laga um Stjórnarráð Íslands." [Bill regarding the Cabinet of Iceland.]. Legal Code (in Icelandic). Parliament of Iceland. Retrieved 13 November 2012.