List of Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands.

The Faroese term for the function, Løgmaður (plural: Løgmenn) literally means "Lawman".

List of officeholders[edit]

First Ministers (1000-1816)[edit]

Name Born-Died Term of Office
Gilli ? - ? ca. 1000
Sjúrður ? - ? ca. 1300
Símun ? - ? ca. 1350
Dagfinnur Halvdanarson ? - ? ca. 1400
Haraldur Kálvsson ? - ? ca. 1412
Roald ? - ? ca. 1450
Jørundur Skógdrívsson ? - ? 1479 - 1524
Tórmóður Sigurðsson ? - ? 1524 - 1531
Andras Guttormsson ca. 1490 - 1543 1531 - 1544
Guttormur Andrasson ? - 1572 1544 - 1572
Jógvan Heinason 1541 - 1602 1572 - 1583
Ísak Guttormsson ? - 1587 1583 - 1588
Pætur Jákupsson ? - ? 1588 - 1601
Tummas Símunarson ? - 1608 1601 - 1608
Zakarias Tormóðsson ? - 1628 1608 - 1628
Jógvan Justinusson ? - 1654 1629 - 1654
Jógvan Poulsen (1st time) ? - ? 1654 - 1655
Balzer Jacobsen ? - ? 1655 - 1661
Jógvan Poulsen (2nd time) ? - ? 1662 - 1677
Jákup Jógvansson ? - ? 1677 - 1679
Jóhan Hendrik Weyhe ? - ? 1679 - 1706
Sámal Pætursson Lamhauge ? - 1752 1706 - 1752
Hans Jákupsson Debes 1723 - 1769 1752 - 1769
Thorkild Fjeldsted 1741 - 1796 1769 - 1772
Jacob Hveding ? - ? 1772 - 1786
Johan Michael Lund 1753 - 1824 1786 - 1808
Jørgen Frantz Hammershaimb 1767 - 1820 1808 - 1816

First Ministers (1948-Present)[edit]

Name Born-Died Term of Office Party
Andrass Samuelsen 1873 - 1954 12 May 1948 - 15 December 1950 Union Party
Kristian Djurhuus (1st time) 1895 - 1984 15 December 1950 - 8 January 1959 Union Party
Peter Mohr Dam (1st time) 1898 - 1968 8 January 1959 - 4 January 1963 Social Democratic Party
Hákun Djurhuus 1908 - 1987 4 January 1963 - 12 January 1967 People's Party
Peter Mohr Dam (2nd time) 1898 - 1968 12 January 1967 - 19 November 1968 Social Democratic Party
Kristian Djurhuus (2nd time) 1895 - 1984 19 November 1968 - 12 December 1970 Union Party
Atli Dam (1st time) 1932 - 2005 12 December 1970 - 5 January 1981 Social Democratic Party
Pauli Ellefsen 1936 - 2012 5 January 1981 - 10 January 1985 Union Party
Atli Dam (2nd time) 1932 - 2005 10 January 1985 - 18 January 1989 Social Democratic Party
Jógvan Sundstein 1933 - 18 January 1989 - 15 January 1991 People's Party
Atli Dam (3rd time) 1932 - 2005 15 January 1991 - 18 January 1993 Social Democratic Party
Marita Petersen 1940 - 2001 18 January 1993 - 15 September 1994 Social Democratic Party
Edmund Joensen 1944 - 15 September 1994 - 15 May 1998 Union Party
Anfinn Kallsberg 1947 - 15 May 1998 - 3 February 2004 People's Party
Jóannes Eidesgaard 1951 - 3 February 2004 - 26 September 2008 Social Democratic Party
Kaj Leo Johannesen 1964 - 26 September 2008 – Present Union Party

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