Peter Mohr Dam

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Peter Mohr Dam
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3rd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
In office
12 January 1967 – 19 November 1968
Monarch Frederick IX
Preceded by Hákun Djurhuus
Succeeded by Kristian Djurhuus
In office
8 January 1959 – 4 January 1963
Monarch Frederick IX
Preceded by Kristian Djurhuus
Succeeded by Hákun Djurhuus
Personal details
Born 11 August 1898
Skopun, Sandoy, Faroe Islands
Died 8 November 1968(1968-11-08) (aged 70)
Tórshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Political party Javnaðarflokkurin
Profession Teacher

Peter Mohr Dam (11 August 1898 – 8 November 1968) was a Faroe Islands politician who was one of the founders of the Social Democratic Javnaðarflokkurin party in 1926.

Born on 11 August 1898, in Skopun, Faroe Islands, Dam became a teacher in Tvøroyri.

He was member of the Faroese Løgting from 1926 until his death in 1968. Chairman of the Social Democratic Javnaðarflokkurin party from 1936 until his death in 68. He was a member of the town council of Tvøroyri from 1925 until his death, mayor of Tvøroyri from 1934–1957.

He was member of the Danish Folketing as one of two Faroese members from 1948–1957 and 1964–1967. From 1958 to 1963 and from 1967 to 1968 he was the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (Løgmaður).

He was the father of three-time Prime Minister Atli P. Dam. His granddaughter, Helena Dam á Neystabø, is a Social Democratic politician. Dam died on 8 November 1968, in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.