Thor Thors (26 November 1903 – 11 January 1965) was an Icelandic lawyer, ambassador in the USA, and Iceland's first Permanent Representative at the United Nations. He was the son of Thor Jensen, the influential entrepreneur, counting among his siblings the leading Icelandic politician Ólafur Thors.
Thor Philip Axel Jensen was a Danish entrepreneur who moved to Iceland at an early age and became famous there for his business activities during the first half of the twentieth century: he all but introduced big business, and even modern capitalism, to the country. His company Kveldúlfur hf. was the biggest in Iceland during the inter-war years. His descendants include some of Iceland's most powerful and well known figures.
Ólafur Tryggvason Thors, the son of Margrét Þorbjörg Kristjánsdóttir and Thor Philip Axel Jensen, was an Icelandic politician of the Independence Party, who served five times as Prime Minister of Iceland.
Thor graduated from Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík and was the president of its student society Framtíðin in 1921.He graduated in law from the University of Iceland and undertook postgraduate studies in economics in Cambridge and Paris before deciding to work as the director of the family fishing company Kveldúlfur hf.. Thor did this from 1927—34. From 1933—41 he was a member of the Icelandic parliament for the Independence Party for the Snæfell constituency. In 1940 he served as the Icelandic ambassador in the USA and from 1946—1965 he was Icelandic's first Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In 1952, he presented the gavel to the United Nations President of the General Assembly.
Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík is the oldest junior college in Iceland. It is located in Reykjavík.
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Thors appeared on American panel show What's My Line? on 13 November 1955.
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