Icelandic Presidents and Prime Ministers

This list is comprised of Presidents and Prime Ministers of Iceland. The President is the head of state, a largely ceremonial role, while the Prime Minister is the head of government. The office of President was established in 1944, when Iceland became fully independent from Denmark.
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NameYearsType
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson1932-1934; 1952-1968prime minister; president
Benedikt Gröndal1979-1980prime minister
Bjarni Benediktsson1963-1970prime minister
Björn Jónsson1909-1911prime minister
Björn Þórðarson1942-1944prime minister
Davíð Oddsson1991-2004prime minister
Einar Arnórsson1915-1917prime minister
Emil Jónsson1958-1959prime minister
Geir Hallgrímsson1974-1978prime minister
Geir Haarde2006-2009prime minister
Gunnar Thoroddsen1980-1983prime minister
Halldór Ásgrímsson2004-2006prime minister
Hannes Hafstein1904-1909; 1912-1914prime minister
Hermann Jónasson1934-1942; 1956-1958prime minister
Jóhann Hafstein1970-1971prime minister
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir2009-2013prime minister
Jón Magnússon1917-1922; 1924-1926prime minister
Jón Þorláksson1926-1927prime minister
Kristján Jónsson1911-1912prime minister
Kristján Eldjárn1968-1980president
Magnús Guðmundsson1926prime minister
Ólafur Jóhannesson1971-1974; 1978-1979prime minister
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson1996-president
Ólafur Thors1942; 1944-1947; 1949-1950; 1953-1956; 1959-1963prime minister
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson2013-prime minister
Sigurður Eggerz1914-1915; 1922-1924prime minister
Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson1947-1949prime minister
Steingrímur Hermannsson1983-1987; 1988-1991prime minister
Steingrímur Steinþórsson1950-1953prime minister
Sveinn Björnsson1944-1952president
Þorsteinn Pálsson1987-1988prime minister
Tryggvi Þórhallsson1927-1932prime minister
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir1980-1996president