Sigurður Eggerz

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Sigurður Eggerz
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2nd Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
7 March 1922 – 22 March 1924
Monarch Kristján X
Preceded by Jón Magnússon
Succeeded by Jón Magnússon
Minister for Iceland
In office
21 July 1914 – 4 May 1915
Monarch Kristján X
Preceded by Hannes Hafstein
Succeeded by Einar Arnórsson
Personal details
Born 1 March 1875
Borðeyri, Iceland
Died 16 November 1945 (aged 70)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Independence Party
Spouse(s) Solveig
Children 2

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

Career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Hannes Hafstein
Prime Minister of Iceland
1914–1915
Succeeded by
Einar Arnórsson
Preceded by
Jón Magnússon
Prime Minister of Iceland
1922–1924
Succeeded by
Jón Magnússon