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Svavar GESTSSON

Member of the Althingi

Svavar GESTSSON, Icelandic Member of the Althingi. Honorary Ensemble, Icelandic Sports Fed.

Background

GESTSSON, Svavar was born on June 26, 1944. Parents: Gestur Sveinsson and Gudrun Valdimarsdôttir.

Education

Reykjavik Junior College, 1964. University of Iceland, Law, 1964-1966. Studies in Berlin, 1967-1968.

Career

Reserve City Councillor, Reykjavik, 1966-1974. Board member, People's Alliance Youth Movement, National Association of Youth. Member. Executive Committee, People's Alliance, since 1968.

Chairman, European Free Trade Association Ministerial Cltee., 1979. Chairman, People's Alliance, 1980-1987. Member, Icelandic Committee for Safety at Sea, 1984-1986.

Member. Board of Directors, National University Hospital of Iceland, 1987-1988, since 1991. Minister of Commerce, 1978-1979. Minister of Social Affairs, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, 1980-1983.

Minister of Culture and Education, 198891. Chairman, Nordic Ministers of Culture and Education, 1990. Member, Board of Nordic Culture Fund, since 1991.

Chairman, Nordic Ministerial Committee, 1989-1990. Member of Althingi, since 1978. Journalist, Thjôdviljinn (newspaper), 196467, member.

Editorial Board, since 1968, Editor, 1971-1978.

Religion

Lutheran.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Education, culture, health.

Connections

Spouse Gudrun Agustsdottir, 1990. Children: Svandis, Benedikt, Gestur.