Minister of Communications (Iceland)

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The Minister of Communications (Icelandic: Samgönguráðherra) was a cabinet position which existed between 20 November 1959 and 1 October 2009. The Minister of Communications 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 October 2009 the position became Minister of Transport, Communications and Local Government (Icelandic: Samgöngu- og sveitarstjórnarráðherra) and the ministry itself was also renamed accordingly. On 31 December 2010 the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Local Government was merged with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights to form the Ministry of the Interior.

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Communications (20 November 1959 – 1 October 2009)[edit]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1 Vertical placeholder.png Ingólfur Jónsson
(1909–1984)
20 November 1959 14 July 1971 11 years, 7 months, 24 days
(4,254 days)
IP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
2 Vertical placeholder.png Hannibal Valdimarsson
(1903–1991)
14 July 1971 16 July 1973 2 years, 2 days
(733 days)
ULL Ólafur Jóhannesson I
3 Vertical placeholder.png Björn Jónsson
(1916–1985)
16 July 1973 6 May 1974 9 months, 20 days
(294 days)
ULL
4 Vertical placeholder.png Magnús Torfi Ólafsson
(1915–2003)
6 May 1974 28 August 1974 3 months, 22 days
(114 days)
ULL
5 Vertical placeholder.png Halldór Eggert Sigurðsson
(1915–2003)
28 August 1974 1 September 1978 4 years, 4 days
(1,465 days)
PP Geir Hallgrímsson
6 Vertical placeholder.png Ragnar Arnalds
(1938–)
1 September 1978 15 October 1979 1 year, 1 month, 14 days
(409 days)
PA Ólafur Jóhannesson II
7 Vertical placeholder.png Magnús Helgi Magnússon
(1922–2006)
15 October 1979 8 February 1980 3 months, 24 days
(116 days)
SDP Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal
8 Vertical placeholder.png Steingrímur Hermannsson
(1928–2010)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1,203 days)
PP Gunnar Thoroddsen
9 Vertical placeholder.png Matthías Bjarnason
(1921–)
26 May 1983 8 July 1987 4 years, 1 month, 12 days
(1,504 days)
IP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
10 Vertical placeholder.png Matthías Árni Mathiesen
(1931–2011)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
IP Þorsteinn Pálsson
11 Steingrímur J. Sigfússon.jpg Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
(1955–)
28 September 1988 30 April 1991 2 years, 7 months, 2 days
(944 days)
LGM Steingrímur Hermannsson II
Steingrímur Hermannsson III
12 Vertical placeholder.png Halldór Blöndal
(1938–)
30 April 1991 28 May 1999 8 years, 28 days
(2,950 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson I
Davíð Oddsson II
13 Vertical placeholder.png Sturla Böðvarsson
(1945–)
28 May 1999 24 May 2007 7 years, 11 months, 26 days
(2,918 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson III
Davíð Oddsson IV
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Geir Haarde I
14 Vertical placeholder.png Kristján L. Möller
(1953–)
24 May 2007 SDA Geir Haarde II
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II

Minister of Transport, Communications and Local Government (1 October 2009 – 31 December 2010)[edit]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(14) Vertical placeholder.png Kristján L. Möller
(1953–)
2 September 2010 3 years, 3 months, 9 days
(1,197 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
15 Ögmundur Jónasson.jpg Ögmundur Jónasson
(1948–)
2 September 2010 31 December 2010 3 months, 29 days
(120 days)
LGM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II

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