Kristian Djurhuus

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Kristian Djurhuus
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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. He was a member of the Union Party.

Faroe Islands Autonomus constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark

The Faroe Islands, or the Faeroe Islands, is a North Atlantic archipelago located 200 miles (320 km) north-northwest of the United Kingdom and about halfway between Norway and Iceland—are an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. Total area is about 1,400 square kilometres (540 sq mi) with a population of 50,322 in October 2017.

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.


Kristian Djurhuus was 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.

Froðba Village in Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark

Froðba is a village located farthest out on the north brink of Trongisvágsfjørður, an inlet on the east coast of the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands.

Løgting parliament of the Faroe Islands

The Løgting is the unicameral parliament of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country within the Danish Realm.

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 Cabinet of the Faroe Islands has been the chief executive body and the government of the Faroe Islands since the islands became self-governing in 1948. The cabinet is led by the Prime Minister (løgmaður). There are around 7 members of the Cabinet, known as "Ministers", all of whom are also heads of specific government ministries. The ministers are appointed by the Prime Minister. The Faroese government currently consists of seven ministers including the Prime Minister.

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
Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Succeeded by
Peter Mohr Dam
Preceded by
Peter Mohr Dam
Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Succeeded by
Atli Dam