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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.

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Thor graduated from Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík and was the president of its student society Framtíðin in 1921. [1] 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. [2]

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Thors appeared on American panel show What's My Line? on 13 November 1955. [3]

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  2. "Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of how a Viking gavel was broken, then lost, then carved again". United Nations. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2019.