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Prime Minister of Iceland

David Oddsson

1991 - 2004

David Oddsson, Prime Minister, born 17th January 1948 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Graduated from Reykjavik College 1970.

Graduated Lawyer from the University of Iceland, 1976.

1970 - 1972
Chief clerk Reykjavik Theatre
1973 - 1974
Parliamentary reporter for newspaper Morgunbladid
1975 - 1976
Employee of publishing company Almenna bokafjelagid
1976 - 1978
Office manager Reykjavik Health Insurance Fund
1976 - 1978
Chairman of Executive committee of Reykjavik Arts Festival
1978 - 1982
Managing Director Reykjavik Health Insurance Fund
1982 - 1991
Mayor of Reykjavik
Member of Parliament from April 1991

Prime Minister of Iceland from April 1991

Member of Reykjavik City Council from 1974

Member of Executive Committee of Reykjavik City Council from 1980 and Chairman from 1982

Co-producer of radio programmes for Icelandic State Broadcasting Service 1968 - 1975

Co-author of two theatre dramas, "For my country's benefit" (in national theatre 1974 - 1975) and "Icelandic Confabulations" (Reykjavik Theatre 1975 - 1976) Author of four television dramas

Author of the essay "The Independence Movement" 1981 and translator of the book by Anders Kung "Estonia - a small nation under the yoke of foreign power" 1973

On Board of Directors of Independence Party Youth Federation 1973 - 1975

On Executive Committee of Independence Party from 1979

Vice Chairman Independence Party 1989 - 1991, Chairman from 1991

Mr. Oddsson is married to Mrs. Astridur Thorarensen, born 20th October 1951, a registered nurse from the University of Iceland. They hava a son, Thorsteinn Davidsson, born 12th November 1971, a lawstudent at the University of Iceland


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