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Eidur GUDNASON

Eidur GUDNASON, Icelandic Minister of Environment. Bjôm Jônsson Icelandic Language Prize, 1974. Chairman, Icelandic Association, of Journalists, 1971-1972.

Background

  • GUDNASON, Eidur was born on November 7, 1939 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Parents: Gudni Gudmundsson and Poranna Gudjônsdôttir.

  • Education

    • University of Iceland, Bachelor of Arts, English. University of Delaware, USA, Political Science, 1960-1961. Spoken languages: Danish, English.

    Career

    • Deputy Member, Reykjavik City Council, 1966-1970. Member of the Nordic Council Presidium, 1978-1979, Deputy, 1980-1981. Member of Parliament, since 1978.

      Chairman, Parliamentary Budget Committee, 1980. Chairman, Nordic Council cultural committee, 1981-1987. Chairman, Parliamentary Social Democratic Party Group, 1983-1991.

      Chairman, Nordic Council legal committee, 1987-1989. Representative to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, 1989-1991. Minister for the Environment and Minister for Nordic Cooperation.

      Journalist and assistant editor, Althydubladid, 1962-1967. Chief translator, journalist and deputy news editor, Icelandic Television, 1967-1978. Member, Radio Council in Iceland, 1978-1987.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party

    Religion

    Lutheran.

    Membership

    Chairman, Icelandic Association, of Journalists, 1971-1972. Clubs: Chairman, Reykjavik Scout Federation, 1988-1990.

    Connections

    • Spouse Eyglô Helga Haraldsdôttir, 1963. Children: three.
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    Born November 7, 1939
    Nationality

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