Magnús Guðmundsson (politician)

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Magnús .
Magnús Guðmundsson
Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
23 June 1926  8 July 1926
Monarch Kristján X
Preceded by Jón Magnússon
Succeeded by Jón Þorláksson
Personal details
Born 6 February 1879
Svínadalur, Iceland
Died 28 November 1937
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Conservative Party
Spouse(s) Sofia Bogadóttir

Magnús Guðmundsson (6 February 1879 – 28 November 1937) was an Icelandic politician. He graduated in laws from the University of Copenhagen in 1907. Magnus was a member of Althingi for his constituency in North west Iceland from 1916 till the day of his death in 1937. He served as acting Prime Minister of Iceland from 23 June to 8 July 1926, and was a member of the now defunct Conservative Party (Íhaldsflokkurinn). He was the Minister of Industrial Affairs in the presiding Government of Jón Magnússon from 1924 to 1927. Prior to that he had served as minister of Finance from 1920 to 1922. He was a founding member of the Independence Party and served as a minister of Justice in the first government that the Independence Party participated in, from 1932 to 1934.


    Preceded by
    Jón Magnússon
    Prime Minister of Iceland

    Succeeded by
    Jón Þorláksson

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