Sigfrid Edström

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.[2]


Sigfrid Edström

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Sigfrid Edström during the early 1910s
4th President of the IOC
In office
1942 – August 15, 1952
Preceded byHenri de Baillet-Latour
Succeeded byAvery Brundage
Honorary President of the IOC
In office
August 15, 1952 – March 18, 1964
Preceded byvacant, last held by Pierre de Coubertin (1937)
Succeeded byvacant, next held by Avery Brundage (1975)
Personal details
Born(1870-11-11)11 November 1870
Morlanda, Sweden
Died18 March 1964(1964-03-18) (aged 93)
Stockholm, Sweden[1]
NationalitySwedish
Spouse(s)Ruth Randall Edström

ReferencesEdit

  1. John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pellep, Encyclopedia of the modern Olympic movement, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004, p. 471.
  2. "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.