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Sigurður Eggerz


In office
July 21, 1914 – May 4, 1915
Preceded by Hannes Hafstein
Succeeded by Einar Arnórsson
In office
March 7, 1922 – March 22, 1924
Preceded by Jón Magnússon
Succeeded by Jón Magnússon

Born March 1, 1875(1875-03-01)
Borðeyri, Iceland
Died November 16, 1945 (aged 70)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Old Independence Party

Sigurður Eggerz (1 March 1875 – 16 November 1945) was Prime Minister of Iceland from 21 July 1914 to 4 May 1915, and from 7 March 1922 to 22 March 1924.

Career

He was a member of Alþingi from 1911 to 1915, 1916 to 1926 and 1927 to 1931. He was minister of Finance from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the politicians that founded the Independence Party in 1929. He graduated in laws from University of Copenhagen in 1903.

Family

His wife was named Solveig, and they had two children: Petur and Erna. Petur Eggerz entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served in various diplomatic posts, including as Ambassador to Germany, before retiring to Iceland and becoming a bestselling author. His granddaughter, Solveig Eggerz is an American author.[1]

References

Preceded by
Hannes Hafstein
Prime Minister of Iceland
(first term)

1914–1915
Succeeded by
Einar Arnórsson
Preceded by
Jón Magnússon
Prime Minister of Iceland
(second term)

1922–1924
Succeeded by
Jón Magnússon
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