Björn Þórðarson biography

Björn Þórðarson

Politician

1879 – 1963

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Who was Björn Þórðarson?

Björn Þórðarson was Prime Minister of Iceland from 16 December 1942 to 21 October 1944, in the only government that did not rely on parliamentary support. He was prime minister when Iceland became a republic. His cabinet was named the Coca-Cola rule because two of its ministers started franchises of two big American companies during the US occupation during World War II. Vilhjálmur Þór, from the Progressive Party, took on ESSO, and Björn Ólafsson, later a member of the Alþingi, founded Vífilfell, the company that sells Coca Cola in Iceland.

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Born
Feb 6, 1879
Nationality
  • Iceland
Died
Oct 25, 1963

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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