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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

President of Iceland

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is the fifth President of Iceland. Grímsson was born in Ísafjörður, a small fishing town on Iceland’s northwestern peninsula. He graduated from the Reykjavík Lyceum in 1962 and then studied in England, where he received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Manchester. Grímsson was elected President in 1996 for a four-year term and was reelected in 2000 and again in 2004.