Per Jacobsson

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Per Jacobsson
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Per Jacobbson on 22 November 1962
3rd Managing Director of the IMF
In office
21 November 1956 – 5 May 1963
Preceded byIvar Rooth
Succeeded byPierre-Paul Schweitzer
Personal details
Born(1894-02-05)5 February 1894
Tanum, Bohuslän, Sweden
Died5 May 1963(1963-05-05) (aged 69)
London, United Kingdom
Resting placeBrookwood Cemetery
51°18′09″N 0°38′04″W / 51.302586°N 0.634363°W / 51.302586; -0.634363
Nationality Sweden
Alma materUppsala University
ProfessionEconomist

Per Jacobsson (5 February 1894 – 5 May 1963) was a Swedish economist. He was managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 21 November 1956 until his death in 1963.[1]

International monetary problems, 1964

Jacobsson's daughter Moyra, an artist, married Roger Bannister, the British Olympic athlete and medical doctor who was the first person to run the four-minute mile.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Per Jacobsson, Economist, Dead; Monetary Fund's Director Fought Currency Crises", New York Times, 6 May 1963.
  2. W F Deedes (6 May 2004). "How the hero of the four-minute mile ran on to scale even greater heights". Telegraph.co.uk.

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