Jón Magnússon (politician)

Jón Magnússon (January 16, 1859 – June 23, 1926) was an Icelandic politician, and was Prime Minister of Iceland on two occasions. He served his first term, as a member of the Home Rule Party (Heimastjórnarflokkurinn), from 4 January 1917 to 7 March 1922. He served his second term, as a member of the Conservative Party (Íhaldsflokkurinn, a forerunner of the Independence Party), from 22 March 1924 to 23 June 1926. He served as speaker of the Althing from 1913 to 1914.[1]

Jón Magnússon
Jón Magnússon1.jpg
1st Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
22 March 1924 – 23 June 1926
MonarchKristján X
Preceded bySigurður Eggerz
Succeeded byMagnús Guðmundsson
In office
4 January 1917 – 7 March 1922
MonarchKristján X
Preceded byEinar Arnórsson
Succeeded bySigurður Eggerz
Personal details
Born16 January 1859
Aðaldalur, Iceland
Died23 June 1926 (aged 67)
Neskaupstaður, Iceland
Political partyConservative Party
Spouse(s)Þóra Jónsdóttir

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Þingmenn". Alþingi.
Political offices
Preceded by
Einar Arnórsson
Prime Minister of Iceland
(first term)

1917–1922
Succeeded by
Sigurður Eggerz
Preceded by
Sigurður Eggerz
Prime Minister of Iceland
(second term)

1924–1926
Succeeded by
Magnús Guðmundsson
(acting)