|Died||February 19, 1985 77) (aged|
|Title||Leader of the Union Party|
|Political party||Union Party|
Samuel Georg Trygve Samuelsen (September 16, 1907 – February 19, 1985) was a Faroese lawyer and politician in the Faroese Union Party.
Faroese people or Faroe Islanders are a North Germanic ethnic group and nation native to the Faroe Islands. The Faroese are of mixed Norse and Gaelic origins. About 21,000 Faroese live in neighbouring countries, particularly in Denmark, Iceland and Norway. Most Faroese are citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark, in which the Faroe Islands are a constituent nation. The Faroese language is one of the North Germanic languages and is closely related to Icelandic and to western Norwegian varieties.
The Union Party is a conservative-liberal, agrarian political party on 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.
Samuelsen was born in Fuglafjørður i 1907,the son of Andrass Samuelsen and Beate Emilie Lindenskov. He was also the brother of Georg L. Samuelsen and the uncle of Lisbeth L. Petersen. Although he was baptized Samuel Georg Trygve Samuelsen, he was known by the more Faroese name Trygvi Samuelsen. He received his examen artium degree at Sorø Academy in 1926, and his candidate of law degree in 1933. Samuelsen became a local administrator ( sysselmann ) for Eysturoy in 1933, a proxy solicitor in Tórshavn in 1934, and a lawyer in the same town in 1938. In 1956 he became the Icelandic consul for the Faroe Islands.
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From 1936 to 1964, Samuelsen served as governor of the Municipality of Tórshavn. He served as a member of the Union Party in the Faroese Parliament from 1943 to 1946 and from 1949 to 1974, representing the South Streymoy (Faroese : Suðurstreymoy) district. He succeeded Johan Poulsen to serve as head of the party from 1970 to 1974, after which Pauli Ellefsen took over leadership of the party.
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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.
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Trygvi Samuelsen died in Tórshavn.
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