Emil Jónsson

Guðmundur Emil Jónsson (27 October 1902 30 November 1986) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 23 December 1958 to 20 November 1959.[1]

Emil Jónsson
12th Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
23 December 1958  20 November 1959
PresidentÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
Preceded byHermann Jónasson
Succeeded byÓlafur Thors
Personal details
Born(1902-10-27)27 October 1902
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Died30 November 1986(1986-11-30) (aged 84)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen

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, and its speaker from 1956 to 1958.[2]


  1. "Emil Jónsson". Althingi.is.
  2. "Þingmenn". Alþingi.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hermann Jónasson
Prime Minister of Iceland
Succeeded by
Ólafur Thors