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Benedikt Grondal

Benedikt Grondal, Icelandic politician and diplomatist.

Background

  • GRONDAL, Benedikt was born on July 7, 1924 in Onundarfjordur.

  • Education

    • Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts. Spoken languages: Icelandic, English, Danish, Swedish, German.

    Career

    • Director of Division of Education of Federation Icelandic Co-operative Societies 1951-1958. Minister for Foreign Affairs 1978-1980, Prime Minister 1979-1980. Ambassador to Sweden 1982-1987, Ambassador-at-Large Asia Pacific Area since 1987.

      Director State Educational Library 1969-1978. Chairman 1957-1959 and 1960-1971. Chairman Social Democratic Party 1974-1980.

    Works

    • Books include The United States of America 1954, Iceland, from Neutrality to NATO Membership 1971.

    Membership

    Althing (Pari.) 1956-1982. Standing Committee N. Atlantic. State Radio Council 1956-1971.

    Board of directors, National Economics Institute 1971-1978.

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    • Spouse Heidi, National of Iceland.
    • spouse: Heidi
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