Gholamreza Kianpour

Gholamreza Kianpour (Persian: غلامرضا کیانپور; 1929 – 8 May 1979[1]) Was an Iranian politician and Minister of Justice in the government of Amir-Abbas Hoveyda and Jamshid Amouzegar (9 November 1976 – 4 September 1978).

Gholamreza Kianpour
غلامرضا کیانپور
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Governor of Isfahan Province
In office
Minister of Justice
In office
9 November 1976 – 27 August 1978
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Prime MinisterAmir-Abbas Hoveyda
Jamshid Amouzegar
Succeeded byMohammad Baheri
Minister of Information and Tourism
In office
29 May 1974 – 9 November 1976
Preceded byHamid Rahnama
Succeeded byDaryoush Homayoun
Governor of West Azerbaijan Province
In office
Personal details
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
DiedMay 8, 1979(1979-05-08) (aged 50)
Qasr Prison, Tehran
Political partyRastakhiz Party
Other political
Iran Novin Party
Alma materTehran University


Gholamreza Kianpour, son of Abdolvahab, was born in 1929 in Tehran. He completed his education in Daraei High School. He received a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence from the Tehran Law School and a doctorate in economics. First he became a judge of justice, then the director of the program organization, the head of recruitment of principle four and the deputy customs of the Ministry of Economy. Shortly afterwards, he became chairman of the Supreme Administrative Council. He was also appointed governor of West Azerbaijan, Isfahan. In 1974, he was introduced as the Minister of Information and Tourism. In 1976, he became the Minister of Justice, who passed the new laws approved by the parliament. In addition to teaching at the Faculty of Business, Polytechnic, Accounting, Officer and Police, he has authored the principles of budgeting and economics.

His governorship in Isfahan was a flourishing period in the formation of Isfahan city and province as it is today.[2] According to Dariush Homayoun, he was one of the most efficient politicians in Iran during the Pahlavi era.[3]

On August 27, 1978, Gholamreza Kianpour, Minister of Justice was replaced by Mohammad Baheri.

He was killed on May 8, 1979, along with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Javad Saeed and Mohammad Reza Ameli Tehrani, Minister of Information and Tourism and Minister of Education.[4][5]


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