Draft:Magnus Vignir Magnusson
|Draft article not currently submitted for review.
This is a draft Articles for creation (AfC) submission. It is not currently pending review. There are no deadlines as long as you are actively improving the submission. Drafts not being improved may be deleted after six months.
Note: The submission-received box will appear at the bottom of the page at first. If it's there, your draft has been submitted correctly.
Magnus Vignir Magnusson, was an Icelandic Diplomat (born 10 October 1910 in Reykjavik , Iceland died 4 April 1971 in Washington D.C.)
Magnusson was born as oldest son of Magnus Sigurdsson and Astridur ( Stephensen). Master of Law University of Iceland and Postgraduate International Law, Sorbonne Paris 1936-1937.
In September 1937 he entered the Icelandic Foreign Service.
- 14. July 1938 -1. July 1941 as Secretary in icelandic Embassy in London.
- 21. September 1944- 1950 Icelandic Embassy in Washington D.C.
- 1.December 1950 Chief of Division in Icelandic Foreign Ministry, since 6. January of 1953 as Secretary General.
- 18 January 1956 Ambassador to Sweden, also accredited to Finland, Iran, Israel and Japan.
- 1 June 1962 Ambassador to Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn, also accredited to Switzerland and Greece. 15. September 1969 Ambassador to United States of America , also accredited to Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Brasil and Argentina.
- He received many national and international awards during his career.
- Married Anna Gudrun Sveinsdottir at 17 June 1950), died in 2000 in Reykjavik.
Two daughters: Elin Magnusson (8 February 1951) and Anna Gudrun (13 November 1951) both married and living in Germany.