Emil Jónsson

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Emil Jónsson
12th Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
23 December 1958 – 20 November 1959
President Ásgeir Ásgeirsson
Preceded by Hermann Jónasson
Succeeded by Ólafur Thors
Personal details
Born (1902-10-27)27 October 1902
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Died 30 November 1986(1986-11-30) (aged 84)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Emil Jónsson with Abba Eban during a visit to Israel, 1966

Guðmundur Emil Jónsson (27 October 1902 – 30 November 1986) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 23 December 1958 to 20 November 1959. He first became minister of Fisheries and Social affairs. He was a chairman of the Social Democratic Party (Alþýðuflokkurinn) from 1956 to 1968. He was a member of the Althingi from 1934 to 1971.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hermann Jónasson
Prime Minister of Iceland
Succeeded by
Ólafur Thors