Jón Sigurðsson (politician, born 1946)
Jón Sigurðsson (23 August 1946 – 10 September 2021) was an Icelandic politician. He was brought in as Minister of Industry and Commerce for the Progressive Party when Halldór Ásgrímsson abandoned 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 governor of the Central Bank of Iceland from 2003 to 2006.
|Minister of Industry and Commerce|
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|
|Died||10 September 2021(aged 75)|
|Political party||Progressive Party|
|Alma mater||University of Iceland|
Columbia Pacific University
Early life and careerEdit
Jón was born in Kollafjörður, Iceland, to Sigurður Ellert Ólason, a lawyer, and Unnur Kolbeinsdóttir, a teacher. Jón studied at Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík, where he graduated in 1966. From there, he studied Icelandic and history at the University of Iceland. He graduated with a BA degree in those subjects three years later.
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