Swedish industrialist and International Olympic Committee official (1870-1964)
Johannes Sigfrid Edström (November 11, 1870 – March 18, 1964) was a Swedish industrialist. He was chairman of the Sweden-America Foundation and 4th President of the International Olympic Committee.
Sigfrid Edström during the early 1910s
|4th President of the IOC|
1942 – August 15, 1952
|Preceded by||Henri de Baillet-Latour|
|Succeeded by||Avery Brundage|
|Honorary President of the IOC|
August 15, 1952 – March 18, 1964
|Preceded by||vacant, last held by Pierre de Coubertin (1937)|
|Succeeded by||vacant, next held by Avery Brundage (1975)|
|Born||11 November 1870|
|Died||18 March 1964 (aged 93)|
|Spouse(s)||Ruth Randall Edström|
- John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pellep, Encyclopedia of the modern Olympic movement, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004, p. 471.
- "Edstrom Sails After 3-Week Visit to Industrialiasts Here". New York Times. October 14, 1938. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
J. Sigfrid Edstrom, one of Sweden's leading industrialists, sailed a last night for France on the North German Lloyd liner Bremen after a three-week tour of this country. Mr. Edstrom, who is chairman of the Swedish-American Foundation, studied means of fostering continued amity between the Scandinavian countries and the United States.