|Prime Minister of Jordan|
6 April 2005 – 27 November 2005
|Preceded by||Faisal al-Fayez|
|Succeeded by||Marouf al-Bakhit|
|Born||15 December 1935|
Jerash, Transjordan, British Empire
Early life and educationEdit
Badran was born in Jerash, Jordan (then located in the Emirate of Transjordan, a part of the British Empire) on 15 December 1935. He received his bachelor of science from Oklahoma State University and his MS and PhD degrees from Michigan State University.
Badran resides in Dabouq. He has six children and six grandchildren.
On 1 April 2019, Badran's wife, Maha, died after a long illness at age 67.
Professor and politicsEdit
In 1987, Badran was appointed first Secretary General of the country's Higher Council for Science and Technology, the president of which is Prince Hassan.
Professor Badran also served as agriculture minister and education minister briefly during the late 1980s. During the 1990s he became president of the Arab Academy of Sciences and the Philadelphia University of Jordan, positions that he still holds. From 1992 to 1998, he was deputy director of UNESCO.
Badran was appointed prime minister on 7 April 2005 by King Abdullah II as part of a new government which was to be more reformist than previous governments. Badran also became defense minister in the new government. After seven months, however, he and his government resigned over the slow progress of reforms and the frustration caused by the hotel bombings in Amman on 9 November 2005.
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- Petra University
- "University of Petra | Professor Adnan Badran". www.uop.edu.jo. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
- Oral History Interview with Adnan Badran, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library
| Prime Minister of Jordan