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Kristian Djurhuus

Kristian Djurhuus
2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
In office
19 November 1968 – 12 December 1970
Monarch Frederick IX
Preceded by Peter Mohr Dam
Succeeded by Atli Dam
In office
15 December 1950 – 8 January 1959
Monarch Frederick IX
Preceded by Andrass Samuelsen
Succeeded by Peter Mohr Dam
Personal details
Born (1895-02-12)12 February 1895
Tórshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Died 20 November 1984(1984-11-20) (aged 89)
Tvøroyri, Suðuroy, Faroe Islands
Political party Sambandsflokkurin

Kristian Djurhuus (12 February 1895 – 20 November 1984) was a Faroese politician and statesman. He was a member of the Union Party.

Biography

Kristian Djurhuus is the son of Elin (born Larsen) from Porkeri and Hans Andreas Djurhuus (master carpenter from Tórshavn).

He was the chairman of the town council of Froðba from 1926 to 1930 and was a regular member from 1930 to 1934. He was a member of the Løgting from 1932 to 1962 and from 1966 to 1970 and was its speaker during the British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II.

He was a minister in the Faroese government from 1948 to 1950, 1959 to 1963 and 1967 to 1968. He was Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1950 to 1958 and from 1968 to 1970.

The biggest crisis during Djurhuus tenure was the doctors' disputes of Klaksvík (1952–1956) which resulted in an attack on Djurhuus on November 20, 1955 when an unknown gunman shot at his house. Djurhuus was not injured.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrass Samuelsen
Succeeded by
Peter Mohr Dam
Preceded by
Peter Mohr Dam
Succeeded by
Atli Dam
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