Johan Poulsen

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Johan Poulsen
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Born(1890-09-26)September 26, 1890
Toftir, Faroe Islands
Died June 24, 1980(1980-06-24) (aged 89)
Nationality Faroese
Occupation Teacher, politician
Title Leader of the Union Party
Term 1948–1970
Predecessor Andras Samuelsen
Successor Trygvi Samuelsen
Political party Union Party (Faroe Islands)

Johan Martin Fredrik Poulsen (September 26, 1890 – June 24, 1980) was a Faroese teacher and politician for the Union Party.

Union Party (Faroe Islands) political party in the Faroe Islands

The Union Party is a conservative-liberal and agrarian political party in the Faroe Islands. The party wants to maintain the Faroe Islands union with Denmark. On 24 October 2015 Bárður á Steig Nielsen succeeded Kaj Leo Johannesen as party leader.

Poulsen was born in Toftir. [1] [2] He represented the Union Party in the Faroese Parliament for a full 50 years, from the 1920 election until the 1970 election, as a representative from Eysturoy. [2] As such, he was the longest-ever sitting member of the Løgting. He served as speaker of the Løgting from 1932 to 1936, 1938 to 1940, and 1951 to 1958, and as deputy speaker from 1958 to 1970. He was also a member of the Danish Parliament from 1939 to 1943 and from 1950 to 1964, and a member of the Nordic Council from 1953 to 1964. In addition, Poulsen served as party leader for 22 years, from 1948 to 1970. [3]

Toftir Village in Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark

Toftir is a village in Nes Municipality on the island of Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands.

He graduated from the Faroese Teachers School (Faroese : Føroya Læraraskúli) in 1908 and took a one-year program at the State Teachers School (Danish : Statens Lærerhøjskole) in Copenhagen from 1914 to 1915. [1] [2] Poulsen worked as a teacher in Glyvrar, Lamba, and Søldarfjørður from 1908 to 1917, and in Strendur from 1917 to 1958. [1] He became a school administrator in 1933. [1]

The Faroese Teachers School is a college in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, which became part of the University of the Faroe Islands on 1 August 2008. Since 2008 it has offered bachelor's degrees in general and specialized education; before 2008, education students did not receive a BA. The school's four-year program in general education qualifies graduates for teaching positions in primary schools and preschools in the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

Faroese is a North Germanic language spoken as a first language by about 72,000 people, around 49,000 of whom reside on the Faroe Islands and 23,000 in other areas, mainly Denmark. It is one of five languages descended from Old West Norse spoken in the Middle Ages, the others being Norwegian, Icelandic, and the extinct Norn and Greenlandic Norse. Faroese and Icelandic, its closest extant relative, are not mutually intelligible in speech, but the written languages resemble each other quite closely, largely owing to Faroese's etymological orthography.

Danish language North Germanic language spoken in Denmark

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.

Poulsen was a member of the parish council in the Municipality of Sjóvar from 1919 to 1962, chairing it from 1933 to 1952. He was a member of the Sjóvar municipal council from 1931 to 1934, head of the Sjóvar municipal health insurance organization from 1919 to 1933, and secretary and treasurer at the Faroese Central Association of Health Insurance Organizations from 1921 to 1959 (and became a board member in 1926). Poulsen was a member of the Faroese county church inspection office from 1924 to 1960 and 1967 to 1970, and a member of the school board from 1932 to 1935 and 1938 to 1971. He became chairman of The Faroe Insurance Company in 1948, and was a board member of the Faroese Accident Insurance Company from 1934 to 1965, and again from 1970 onward (serving as chairman from 1942 to 1962). [1]

Sjóvar Municipality Place in Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark

Sjóvar Municipality is a municipality of the Faroe Islands. The name of the municipality has its origins from the farm Sjógv á Strondum which gave name to Sjóvar parish. The name comes from the Faroese word for seawater (sjógvur). Sjóvar covers a part of the island of Eysturoy. It consists of the villages of Strendur, Innan Glyvur, Selatrað, Morskranes and Kolbanargjógv.

The Faroe Insurance Company, often referred to as Tryggingin, is an insurance company in the Faroe Islands. The company currently employs about 110 people and is headquartered in Tórshavn. The Faroe Insurance Company also has branch offices in Sandavágur, Saltangará, Klaksvík, and Tvøroyri. The company was founded as Tryggingarsambandið Føroyar in 1965 and received its current name in 1998. Chairmen of the company have included Kristian Djurhuus, Johan Poulsen, and Hilmar Kass.

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