Sigurdur Eggerz

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Sigurður Eggerz (1914)

Sigurður Eggerz (born March 1, 1875 in Borðeyri , † November 16, 1945 in Reykjavík ) was an Icelandic politician (Old Independence Party, later Independence Party ). He was Minister of Finance and Justice and two-time Prime Minister of Iceland.


1903 Sigurður received from the University of Copenhagen a university degree in law .

From 1911 to 1915, 1916 to 1926 and again from 1927 to 1931 he was a member of the Icelandic parliament Althing . In the spring of 1922 he was also president of the Althing.

On July 21, 1914, he replaced Hannes Hafstein in the office of Prime Minister , and was succeeded by Einar Arnórsson on May 4, 1915 .

On August 28, 1917 Sigurður took over from Björn Kristjánsson the office of finance minister, which he handed over to Magnús Guðmundsson on February 25, 1922 .

On March 7, 1922, he took over the office of Icelandic Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and held both offices until March 22, 1924. Both predecessor and successor was Jón Magnússon .

Sigurður was a co-founder of the Icelandic Independence Party, which was founded in 1929.


With his wife Solveig, whose father was Kristján Jónsson , he had two children, Petur and Erna. Petur Eggerz worked as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as ambassador to Germany. He became a writer on his return to Iceland.

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