Minister of Education, Science and Culture (Iceland)

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The Minister of Education, Science and Culture (Icelandic: Mennta- og menningarmálaráðherra) is the head of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The current Minister of Education, Science and Culture is Illugi Gunnarsson.[1]

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Education (16 December 1942 – 1 January 1970)[edit]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
1 Vertical placeholder.png Einar Arnórsson
(1880–1955)
16 December 1942 21 September 1944 1 year, 9 months, 5 days
(645 days)
IP Björn Þórðarson
2 Vertical placeholder.png Björn Þórðarson
(1879–1963)
21 September 1944 21 October 1944 1 month
(30 days)
N/A
3 Vertical placeholder.png Brynjólfur Bjarnason
(1898–1989)
21 October 1944 4 February 1947 2 years, 3 months, 14 days
(836 days)
PUP Ólafur Thors II
4 Vertical placeholder.png Eysteinn Jónsson
(1906–1993)
4 February 1947 6 December 1949 2 years, 10 months, 2 days
(1,036 days)
PP Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson
5 Vertical placeholder.png Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
6 December 1949 14 March 1950 3 months, 8 days
(98 days)
IP Ólafur Thors III
6 Vertical placeholder.png Björn Ólafsson
(1895–1974)
14 March 1950 11 September 1953 3 years, 5 months, 28 days
(1,277 days)
IP Steingrímur Steinþórsson
(5) Vertical placeholder.png Bjarni Benediktsson
(1908–1970)
11 September 1953 24 July 1956 2 years, 10 months, 13 days
(1047 days)
IP Ólafur Thors IV
7 Vertical placeholder.png Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason
(1917–2004)
24 July 1956 SDP Hermann Jónasson V
Emil Jónsson
Ólafur Thors V
Bjarni Benediktsson

Minister of Education, Science and Culture (1 January 1970 – present)[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.[2]

Minister Took office Left office Duration Party Cabinet
(7) Vertical placeholder.png Gylfi Þorsteinsson Gíslason
(1917–2004)
14 July 1971 14 years, 11 months, 20 days
(5,468 days)
SDP Bjarni Benediktsson
Jóhann Hafstein
8 Vertical placeholder.png Magnús Torfi Ólafsson
(1923–1998)
14 July 1971 28 August 1974 3 years, 1 month, 14 days
(1,141 days)
ULL Ólafur Jóhannesson I
9 Vertical placeholder.png Vilhjálmur Hjálmarsson
(1914–)
28 August 1974 1 September 1978 4 years, 4 days
(1,465 days)
PP Geir Hallgrímsson
10 Vertical placeholder.png Ragnar Arnalds
(1938–)
1 September 1978 15 October 1979 1 year, 1 month, 14 days
(409 days)
PA Ólafur Jóhannesson II
11 Vertical placeholder.png Vilmundur Gylfason
(1948–1983)
15 October 1979 8 February 1980 3 months, 24 days
(116 days)
SDP Benedikt Gröndal
12 Vertical placeholder.png Ingvar Gíslason
(1926–)
8 February 1980 26 May 1983 3 years, 3 months, 18 days
(1,203 days)
PP Gunnar Thoroddsen
13 Vertical placeholder.png Ragnhildur Helgadóttir
(1930–)
26 May 1983 16 October 1985 2 years, 4 months, 20 days
(874 days)
IP Steingrímur Hermannsson I
14 Vertical placeholder.png Sverrir Hermannsson
(1930–)
16 October 1985 8 July 1987 1 year, 8 months, 22 days
(630 days)
IP
15 Vertical placeholder.png Birgir Ísleifur Gunnarsson
(1936–)
8 July 1987 28 September 1988 1 year, 2 months, 20 days
(448 days)
IP Þorsteinn Pálsson
16 Vertical placeholder.png Svavar Gestsson
(1944–)
28 September 1988 30 April 1991 2 years, 7 months, 2 days
(944 days)
PA Steingrímur Hermannsson II
Steingrímur Hermannsson III
17 Vertical placeholder.png Ólafur Garðar Einarsson
(1932–)
30 April 1991 23 April 1995 3 years, 11 months, 24 days
(1,454 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson I
18 BjBja.jpg Björn Bjarnason
(1944–)
23 April 1995 2 March 2002 6 years, 10 months, 7 days
(2,505 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson II
Davíð Oddsson III
19 Vertical placeholder.png Tómas Ingi Olrich
(1943–)
2 March 2002 31 December 2003 1 year, 9 months, 29 days
(669 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson III
Davíð Oddsson IV
20 Vertical placeholder.png Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
(1965–)
31 December 2003 1 February 2009 5 years, 1 month, 1 day
(1,859 days)
IP Davíð Oddsson IV
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Geir Haarde I
Geir Haarde II
21 Katrín Jakobsdóttir.jpg Katrín Jakobsdóttir
(1976–)
1 February 2009 23 May 2013 4 years, 3 months, 22 days
(1,572 days)
SDA Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir I
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir II
22 Vertical placeholder.png Illugi Gunnarsson
(1967–)
23 May 2013 Incumbent 1 year, 120 days
(485 days)
IP Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

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