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About Þórhallur Ásgeirsson
Son of Ásgeir Ásgeirsson and Dóra Þórhallsdóttir Husband of Lilly Ásgeirsson Father of <private> Þórhallsson; Dóra Þórhallsdóttir; Ragna Þórhallsdóttir and Sólveig Þórhallsdóttir Brother of Björg Ásgeirsdóttir and Vala Thoroddsen Þórhallur Ásgeirsson former. State Secretary, born in Laufási in Reykjavík on January 1, 1919. He died on Droplaugarstadir Saturday the 12th November. His parents were Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, former. President of Iceland, f. May 13, 1894, d. September 15, 1972, and his wife Dora Þórhallsdóttir, f. February 23, 1893, d. 10 September 1964. The sisters were Thorhall Vala (b. June 8, 1921, d. 15 March 2005), married Gunnar Thoroddsen (b. 1910, d. 1983) and boulders (b. February 22, 1925, d. 7 . August 1996) married Paul Ásgeir Tryggvason (b. 1922). On October 3, 1943 married Þórhallur Lilly Knudsen (b. June 2, 1919 in New York). Her parents were Ragna and Sverre Knudsen, both born in Norway, but spent her final years with Lilly and Thorhall and are buried here. Þórhallur and Lilly met the UN (United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture) in Hot Springs, Virginia in 1943 where Þórhallur worked with the Icelandic delegation and Lilly with the Norwegian. Their children are 1) sword engineer (b. 1944), married Inga Helgadóttur attendant, their children are a) Wealth, partner, Frank Rasmussen, b) Þórhallur, married Katla Sigurdardottir. 2) Dora, nurse (b. 1947), married Magnus B. Einarson doctor, their children are a) Thorhall His partner's Posts Þrastardóttir, their daughter is Mirra, b), married to Mikael Granqvist, their daughter is Anna boulders, c ) Anna Lilly, partner's Haukur Sigurdsson, d) Bjorn Einar married to Gunhild Sigurhans daughter, their daughter is Úlfhildur. 3) Ragna, Head (b. 1950), married Flosi Kristjansson assistant, their sons are a) Þórhallur Örn, married Ragnhild Sarah Bergstað, their sons are Tryggvi Thor and Kari Björn, b) Christian Hawk, married to Suzanne Elizabeth Emanuel, c) Ásgeir standings, His partner Maren Armor Kristinsdóttir. 4) Solveig, nurse (b. 1956), married Gunnar Jóakim son in business, their children are a) Dora, partner's Aegir Laufdal Traustason b) Greta, c) Jóakim Thor.
Þórhallur graduated from junior college in 1937, then 18 years old. He studied economics and political science at Stockholm University 1937-1939 and at the University stíðsárunum Minnesota where he earned a BA in 1941 and a masters degree in 1942.
Upon graduation Þórhallur began work as a business representative of the Embassy of Iceland in the United States and worked until the end of the war. In 1947 took Thórhallr in the Ministry of Commerce and worked there continuously to seventy, less four years represented the Nordic with the IMF in Washington. During this time he worked for a total of twelve Commerce.
During his career won Þórhallur to important business matters Iceland for four decades, he structured Commerce in turbulent times. He took part in organizing the receipt of Marshall aid, led model of bilateral trade agreements with Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe. Þórhallur sat on the board of the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for many years and attended a meeting of a number of international organizations on trade and economic issues, such as OEEC, OECD, ECE, GATT, IMF, IBRD. Þórhallur was chief negotiator with Iceland's entry into EFTA in 1970 and handled the negotiations on behalf of Iceland to the European Economic Community in 1972. He was among other things, Chairman of the Prices Committee, the Committee on Foreign and long loan committee. Þórhallur was chairman Hrafnseyri Committee for twenty years, member Lionsklúbbnum Aegir, sat on the board of Russian-American Company and was its chairman for three years.
Thorhall has come to numerous awards in his career, was awarded the Knight of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon 1956, Grand Knight in 1969 and managing large cavalry 1980 also gave the heads of state of the Nordic him medal as Dannebrog Order, Swedish Nordstjärnorden Finland Lejon Orden and Den Kongelige Norske Sankt Olavs Orden. He was an honorary Dept. Reykjavik German-American company.
Thorhall funeral will be conducted from Neskirkja day, starting at 15 am ceremony.
Joy and sadness at the mix at the moment when we leave my law, Thorhall Ásgeirsson. Joy because now he has got the rest, he has waited so long for. Grief and nostalgia because the great leader and a great horse man is now dead. He was a friend and adviser in every trial. He was in the mood light and stable with good stories, proverbs or funny comments at the ready. Yes, grief whilst delighted to be given the opportunity to review all of the good times with my wife and our children have had at home Lilly and Thorhall, both everyday and solemn occasions. Then it was considered appropriate to take a number of songs and often heard as a little speech very short, as was Þórhallur extremely articulate and elaborately equal dimensions.
Þórhallur often had to take long trips to his career, but never considered him to shell detour to visit children and grandchildren, who lived abroad. In particular, it grandchildren who dragged him, and he has until the last day been exceptionally good with children.
Our parents often met food with us. It was often fun to listen to recall life in the capital in the first half