INLNA PRESIDENTS
since 1919

1919 – 1921Dr. Rögnvaldur Pétursson
1921 – 1923 Rev. Jónas A. Sigurdsson
1923 – 1925 Rev. Albert E. Kristjánsson
1925 – 1927 Rev. Jónas A. Sigurdsson
1927 – 1929 Rev. Ragnar E. Kvaran
1929 – 1931 Rev. Jónas A. Sigurdsson
1931 – 1933 Jón J. Bíldfell
1933 – 1934 Rev. Jónas A. Sigurdsson
1934 – 1936 Jón J. Bíldfell
1936 – 1940 Dr. Rögnvaldur Pétursson
1940 – 1945 Dr. Richard Beck
1945 – 1947 Rev. V. J. Eylands
1947 – 1951 Rev. Philip M. Pétursson
1951 – 1956 Rev. V. J. Eylands
1956 – 1962 Dr. Richard Beck
1962 – 1970 Rev. Philip M. Pétursson
1970 – 1976 Mr. Skúli Jóhannsson
1976 – 1979 Mr. Stefan Stefanson
1979 – 1985 Mr. Jóhann Sigurdson
1985 – 1988 Mr. Oli Narfason
1988 – 1991 Mr. Neil Bardal
1991 – 1992 Mrs. Evelyn Thorvaldson
1992 – 1993 Mr. Oli Narfason
1993 – 1995 Mr. Helgi Austman
1995 – 1998 Mr. Laurence Johnson
1998 – 2000 Mr. G. Ray Johnson
2000 – 2003 Ms. Sigrid Johnson
2003 – 2004 Mr. Paul Westdal
2004 – 2006 Mr. Walter Sopher
2006 - 2008 Mr. Garry Oddleifson
2008 - 2010 Ms. Gerri McDonald
2010 - 2012 Ms. Gail Einarson McCleery
2012 - 2014
Dr. Ron Goodman
2014 - 2016
Ms. Claire Eckley
 2016 -
 Sunna Olafson Furstenau



1st INL President – Dr. Rögnvaldur Pétursson

Reverend Rögnvaldur Pétursson, (1877-1940), was born in Iceland on August 14, 1877. He migrated with his parents in 1883 to Hallson, North Dakota, where he grew up and received his public and high school education. The young man decided to study for the Unitarian ministry and proceeded to the Unitarian Theological Seminary at Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he received his B.D. degree in 1902. He accepted a call to the Unitarian Church in Win­nipeg in 1903, where he served for six years. He was then appointed Field Secretary of the Icelandic Unitarian Church in America. In 1928 he received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the Meadville Seminary and in 1930 was awarded an Honorary Doctor's Degree from the University of Iceland.

Dr. Pétursson took the lead in the establishment of the Ice­landic National League in 1919 and became its first president. Right from the start the League has published an Annual of a high literary standard. Dr. Pétursson became its first editor, a post he held until he died.

Copyright © Icelandic National League of North America - All Rights Reserved

INL Logo created by Artist Andrew Saur.

#103 - 94 1st Avenue, Gimli MB R0C 1B1 Canada; Phone 204-642-5897; Fax 204-642-9382
Click to send us an email

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software