Kristján Eldjárn

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Kristján Eldjárn in 1982.

Dr. Kristján Eldjárn (December 6, 1916September 14, 1982) was the 3rd president of Iceland. He was president from 1968 to 1980.

He won as the underdog in the 1968 presidential election, winning 65.6% of the vote on a 92.2% voter turnout running against Gunnar Thoroddsen.

His son is Þórarinn Eldjárn who is a popular author in Iceland and his daughter Sigrún Eldjárn is also an author.

Preceded by
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson
President of Iceland
1968–1980
Succeeded by
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir