List of Lawmen and Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands

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Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Føroya løgmaður
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Aksel V Johannesen 2015.JPG
Incumbent
Aksel V. Johannesen

since 15 September 2015
Inaugural holder Gilli
Andrass Samuelsen
Formation c. 1000
12 May 1948
Deputy Deputy Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
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This is a list of Lawmen and Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands.

The Faroese term for the function, Løgmaður (plural: Løgmenn) literally means "Lawman" and originally covered the legal function as lawspeaker, but the old title was resumed and changed to mean head of government after the islands obtained Home Rule in 1948. In recent decades the Faroese government has started using Prime Minister as the official English translation of Løgmaður, reflection the increased autonomy of the islands, but this translation does not apply to the pre-1816 office, only the modern leaders of the Faroese government.

List of Løgmenn[edit]

Løgmenn as Lawmen (c. 1000–1816)[edit]

Name Born–Died Term of Office
Gilli c. 1000
Sjúrður c. 1300
Símun c. 1350
Dagfinnur Halvdanarson c. 1400
Haraldur Kálvsson c. 1412
Roald c. 1450
Jørundur Skógdrívsson 1479–1524
Tórmóður Sigurðsson 1524–1531
Andras Guttormsson c. 1490–1543 1531–1544
Guttormur Andrasson Died 1572 1544–1572
Jógvan Heinason 1541–1602 1572–1583
Ísak Guttormsson Died 1587 1583–1588
Pætur Jákupsson 1588–1601
Tummas Símunarson Died 1608 1601–1608
Zakarias Tormóðsson Died 1628 1608–1628
Jógvan Justinusson Died 1654 1629–1654
Jógvan Poulsen (1st time) 1654–1655
Balzer Jacobsen 1655–1661
Jógvan Poulsen (2nd time) 1662–1677
Jákup Jógvansson 1677–1679
Jóhan Hendrik Weyhe 1679–1706
Sámal Pætursson Lamhauge Died 1752 1706–1752
Hans Jákupsson Debes 1723–1769 1752–1769
Thorkild Fjeldsted 1741–1796 1769–1772
Jacob Hveding 1772–1786
Johan Michael Lund 1753–1824 1786–1808
Jørgen Frantz Hammershaimb 1767–1820 1808–1816

Løgmenn as Prime Ministers during the Home Rule (1948–Present)[edit]

Took Office Left Office Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Political affiliation Election
1 12 May 1948 15 December 1950 PM Andrass Samuelsen.jpg Andrass Samuelsen
(1873–1954)
Sambandsflokkurin 1946
2 15 December 1950 8 January 1959 PM Kristian Djurhuus.jpg Kristian Djurhuus
(1895–1984)
Sambandsflokkurin 1950
1954
3 8 January 1959 4 January 1963 PM Peter Mohr Dam.jpg Peter Mohr Dam
(1898–1968)
Javnaðarflokkurin 1958
4 4 January 1963 12 January 1967 PM Hakun Djurhuus.jpg Hákun Djurhuus
(1908–1987)
Fólkaflokkurin 1962
(3) 12 January 1967 19 November 1968 PM Peter Mohr Dam.jpg Peter Mohr Dam
(1898–1968)
Javnaðarflokkurin 1966
(2) 19 November 1968 12 December 1970 PM Kristian Djurhuus.jpg Kristian Djurhuus
(1895–1984)
Sambandsflokkurin 1966
5 12 December 1970 5 January 1981 PM Atli Dam.jpg Atli Dam
(1932–2005)
Javnaðarflokkurin 1970
1974
1978
6 5 January 1981 10 January 1985 Pauli Ellefsen
(1936–2012)
Sambandsflokkurin 1980
(5) 10 January 1985 18 January 1989 PM Atli Dam.jpg Atli Dam
(1932–2005)
Javnaðarflokkurin 1984
7 18 January 1989 15 January 1991 Jógvan Sundstein
(1933– )
Fólkaflokkurin 1988
(5) 15 January 1991 18 January 1993 PM Atli Dam.jpg Atli Dam
(1932–2005)
Javnaðarflokkurin 1990
8 18 January 1993 15 September 1994 Marita Petersen
(1940–2001)
Javnaðarflokkurin 1990
9 15 September 1994 15 May 1998 Edmund Joensen.JPG Edmund Joensen
(1944– )
Sambandsflokkurin 1994
10 15 May 1998 3 February 2004 Anfinn kallsberg.jpg Anfinn Kallsberg
(1947– )
Fólkaflokkurin 1998
2002
11 3 February 2004 26 September 2008 Joannes Eidesgaard in Gjogv.jpg Jóannes Eidesgaard
(1951– )
Javnaðarflokkurin 2004
12 26 September 2008 15 September 2015 KajLeoJohannesen crop.jpg Kaj Leo Johannesen
(1964– )
Sambandsflokkurin 2008
2011
13 15 September 2015 Incumbent Aksel V Johannesen 2015.JPG Aksel V. Johannesen
(1972– )
Javnaðarflokkurin 2015

See also[edit]