First Lady of Iceland

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First Lady of Iceland
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Incumbent
Eliza Reid

since 1 August 2016
Inaugural holder Georgia Björnsson
Formation June 17, 1944

The First Lady of Iceland refers to the wife of the President of Iceland. The country's current First Lady is Eliza Reid, wife of Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, since August 1, 2016.

There have been no First Gentlemen of Iceland, to date. Iceland's first female president, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, had divorced in 1963 and was unmarried during her tenure as the country's president.[1][2]

First Ladies of Iceland[edit]

First Lady President of Iceland Duration
Georgia Björnsson Sveinn Björnsson 1944–1952
Dóra Þórhallsdóttir Ásgeir Ásgeirsson 1952–1964†
Position vacant 1964–1968
Halldóra Eldjárn Kristján Eldjárn 1968–1980
Position vacant Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
(Divorced)
1980–1996
Guðrún Katrín Þorbergsdóttir Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson 1996–1998†
Position vacant 1998 - May 14, 2003
Dorrit Moussaieff May 14, 2003 - August 1, 2016
Eliza Reid Guðni Th. Jóhannesson August 1, 2016 - present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gamarekian, Barbara (1982-09-08). "Iceland's President Dispels Some Myths". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  2. ^ "First female head of state, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, elected 35 years ago today". Iceland Magazine. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2016-06-26.