Jón Magnússon (politician)

Jón Magnússon (16 January 1859 – 23 June 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
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1st Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
22 March 1924 – 23 June 1926
MonarchChristian X
Preceded bySigurður Eggerz
Succeeded byMagnús Guðmundsson
In office
4 January 1917 – 7 March 1922
MonarchChristian X
Preceded byEinar Arnórsson
Succeeded bySigurður Eggerz
Personal details
Born16 January 1859
Aðaldalur, Iceland
Died23 June 1926 (aged 67)
Norðfjörður, Kingdom of Iceland
Political partyConservative Party
Spouse(s)Þóra Jónsdóttir


In June 1926, Jón traveled with King Christian X to Seyðisfjörður aboard the HDMS Niels Juel. Following the king's departure back to Denmark on 22 June, Jón traveled with HDMS Gejser to Norðfjörður, where he grew up. On the evening of 23 June, he suddenly collapsed and died while visiting the Jón Guðmundsson, the local priest.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Jón Magnússon". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 June 1926. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Jón Magnússon". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 26 June 1926. p. 1. Retrieved 5 October 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Bio on althingi.is
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Iceland
(first term)

Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Iceland
(second term)

Succeeded by