Alfred Naqqache

Alfred Georges Naccache (or Naqqache) (Arabic: ألفرد جورج النقاش‎; 3 May 1888[1]– 26 September 1978[2]) was a Lebanese Maronite statesman, Prime Minister and head of state during the French Mandate of Lebanon. He was serving as Prime Minister when he was appointed president by the French authorities after the resignation of Emile Edde. Pierre-Georges Arlabosse served as acting president for 6 days before Naccache assumed office. From 1953 to 1955 he served as Foreign Minister. The National Museum of Beirut was opened by him on May 27, 1942.[3]

Alfred Georges Naqqache
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6th Foreign Minister of Lebanon
In office
Preceded byPierre-Georges Arlabosse
Succeeded byHamid Beik Frangieh
11th Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
7 April 1941 – 26 November 1941
PresidentÉmile Eddé
Preceded byAbdullah Bayhum
Succeeded byAhmed Daouk
President of Lebanon
In office
9 April 1941 – 18 March 1943
Preceded byÉmile Eddé
Succeeded byAyoub Tabet (acting)
Personal details
Born(1888-05-03)3 May 1888
Beirut, Ottoman Empire
Died26 September 1978(1978-09-26) (aged 90)
Beirut, Lebanon
Political partyKataeb Party

A street in the Lebanese capital Beirut is named in his honor.


  1. ^ Ya beyrouth: Al-Naqqache family (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Joseph G. Chami (2005). Chronicle of a war, 1975-1990. Lebanon. p. 323. ISBN 9789953004181.
  3. ^ "National Museum of Beirut, Beirut - Discover World". Archived from the original on 2017-12-25. Retrieved 2017-12-30.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abdullah Bayhum
Prime Minister of Lebanon
April 7, 1941- November 26, 1941
Succeeded by
Ahmed Daouk
Preceded by
Pierre-Georges Arlabosse
President of Lebanon
April 9, 1941-March 18, 1943
Succeeded by
Ayoub Tabet