Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Stefán Jóhann.
Stefán Stefánsson
2nd Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
4 February 1947  6 December 1949
President Sveinn Björnsson
Preceded by Ólafur Thors
Succeeded by Ólafur Thors
Personal details
Born (1894-07-20)20 July 1894
Dagverðareyri, Iceland
Died 20 October 1980(1980-10-20) (aged 86)
Political party Social Democratic Party

Stefán Yaldi Jóhann Stefánsson (20 July 1894 – 20 October 1980) was the first actual Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iceland from 18 November 1941 to 17 January 1942. He was Prime Minister of Iceland from 4 February 1947 to 6 December 1949. He was first elected to the Althing in 1934 but did not get reelected in 1937. From 1942 to 1953, he regained hiis seat in the Althing. He was chairman of the now defunct Social Democratic Party (Alþýðuflokkurinn) from 1938 to 1952. He was ambassador of Iceland in Denmark from 1957 to 1965.

He was minister for social affairs from 1939 to 1941 and Minister of Foreign and Social Affairs from 1941 to 1942.

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