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Per Jacobsson

Per Jacobsson
3rd Managing Director of the IMF
In office
21 November 1956 – 5 May 1963
Preceded by Ivar Rooth
Succeeded by Pierre-Paul Schweitzer
Personal details
Born (1894-02-05)5 February 1894
Tanum, Bohuslän, Sweden
Died 5 May 1963(1963-05-05) (aged 69)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality  Sweden
Alma mater Uppsala University
Profession Economist

Per Jacobsson (5 February 1894 – 5 May 1963) was a Swedish economist, and managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 21 November 1956 until his death in 1963.[1] Born in Tanum, Bohuslän, Jacobsson received degrees in law and economics from the Uppsala University. He was employed at the League of Nations from 1920 to 1928, then the Bank of International Settlements from 1931. In December 1956, he became Managing Director of the IMF, a position he held until his death 5 May 1963.[2]

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.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Per Jacobsson, Economist, Dead; Monetary Fund's Director Fought Currency Crises",  .
  2. ^ Per Jacobsson Foundation: Biography
  3. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1461075/How-the-hero-of-the-four-minute-mile-ran-on-to-scale-even-greater-heights.html

External links

  • Biography – Per Jacobsson Foundation
Civic offices
Preceded by
Ivar Rooth
Head of the International Monetary Fund
1956–1963
Succeeded by
Pierre-Paul Schweitzer



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