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Jón Sigurðsson

In office
15 June 2006 – 24 May 2007
Prime Minister Geir Haarde
Preceded by Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
Succeeded by Össur Skarphéðinsson (as Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism)
Björgvin G. Sigurðsson (as Minister of Business Affairs)

Born 23 August 1946 (1946-08-23) (age 63)
Kollafjörður, Iceland
Political party Progressive Party
Alma mater University of Iceland
Columbia Pacific University

Jón Sigurðsson (born 23 August 1946) is an Icelandic politician. He was brougt in as theas well as Minister of Industry and Commerce for the Progressive Party when Halldór Ásgrímsson resigned from politics. He was later elected party chairman from 2006 to 2007 but resigned after he failed to win a seat in the Althing (Iceland's parliament). Prior to that, he had been a governor of the Central Bank of Iceland.[1]

Note on pronunciation

ð is the letter edh, which in Icelandic represents a voiced dental fricative, as in th in the English word "them."


Political offices
Preceded by
Valgerður Sverrisdóttir
Minister of Industry and Commerce
2006 – 2007
Succeeded by
Össur Skarphéðinsson
as Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism
Succeeded by
Björgvin G. Sigurðsson
as Minister of Business Affairs
Party political offices
Preceded by
Halldór Ásgrímsson
Chairman of the Progressive Party
2006 – 2007
Succeeded by
Guðni Ágústsson


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