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Magnus Vignir Magnusson

diplomat

Magnus Vignir Magnusson, Icelandic diplomat. Decorated commander first class Icelandic Falcon; Dannebrog (Denmark), White Rose, Lion (Finland), Grand Cross, North Star (Sweden), Order of Merit (Germany), George I (Greece), Homayoun (Iran).

Background

Magnusson, Magnus Vignir was born on October 10, 1910 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Son of Magnus and Astridur (Stephensen) Sigurdsson.

Education

Master of Laws, U. Iceland, 1936. Postgraduate international law Sorbonne, Paris, 1936-1937.

Career

Secretary, Ministry Foreign Affairs Reykjavik, Iceland, 1937-1941, secretary-general, 1951-1956. First secretary Legation, London, England., 1941-1944. Counselor Legation, Washington, 1944-1950.

Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, 1956-1962. Minister to Iran, Israel, Japan, 1957-1969. Ambassador to Federal Republic Germany, Switzerland, Greece, 1962-1969, to United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, 1969-1971.

Connections

Married Anna Gudrun Sveinsdottir, June 17, 1950. Children: Elin, Anna Gudrun.

father:
Magnus Sigurdsson

mother:
Astridur (Stephensen) Sigurdsson

spouse:
Anna Gudrun Sveinsdottir

children:
Elin Magnusson

Anna Gudrun Magnusson