Ahmad Obeidat

Ahmad Obeidat was Prime Minister of Jordan from 10 January 1984 to 4 April 1985. He was born in Hartha, Irbid 18 November 1938.

Ahmad Abdul Majeed Obeidat
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Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
10 January 1984 – 4 April 1985
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byMudar Badran
Succeeded byZaid al-Rifai
Personal details
Born (1938-11-18) November 18, 1938 (age 82)
Jordan Irbid, Jordan
Alma materUniversity of Baghdad

Teacher, Ministry of Education, 1957.

Officer, Ministry of Finance, Customs Department, 1962.

Officer, Public Security Department, 1962–1964.

Officer, General Intelligence Department, 1964–1974.

Director of General Intelligence Department, 1974–1982.

Minister of Interior 1982–1984.

Prime Minister January 1984 – April 1985.

Member of the Senate for several periods of time since 1984; member of the Jordan Bar Association since 9 July 1985; UNDP goodwill ambassador, 1990; founder and member of Jordan Environment Society, 1986–2003 and chairman of the board of trustees currently. Founding member and chairman of the Jordan National Society for Consumer Protection, 1989; chairman of the Royal Committee for Drafting the National Charter, 1990–1991; deputy chairman of the Royal Human Rights Commission, appointed on 23 March 2000; deputy chairman of the Royal Commission for Judicial Reform, appointed on 31 August 2000; chairman of the board of trustees of the National Center for Human Rights, 19 February 2003 – 1 July 2008; member of the board of trustees of the Arab Anti-Corruption Organization; attorney and legal consultant practicing in his private firm as of 1985.

In May 2011, he launched the National Front for Reform.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.jordantimes.com/index.php?news=37695
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-01-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mudar Badran
Prime Minister of Jordan
10 January 1984 – 4 April 1985
Succeeded by
Zaid al-Rifai