Ibrahim Hashem

Ibrahim Hashem (Arabic: إبراهيم هاشم‎, 1886[1] – 14 July 1958) was a Jordanian lawyer and politician of Palestinian descent who served in several high offices under Faisal I of Iraq, Abdullah I of Jordan and Hussein of Jordan.

Ibrahim Hashem
Ibrahim Hashem portrait.jpg
6th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
24 April 1957 – 18 May 1958
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byHusayin al-Khalidi
Succeeded bySamir al-Rifai
In office
1 July 1956 – 29 October 1956
Preceded bySa`id al-Mufti
Succeeded bySulayman al-Nabulsi
In office
25 May 1946 – 4 February 1947
MonarchAbdullah I
Preceded bySamir al-Rifai
Succeeded byTawfik Abu al-Huda
Personal details
Born1888 (1888)
Nablus, Palestine
Died14 July 1958(1958-07-14) (aged 69–70)
Baghdad, Iraq

Life and careerEdit

Hashem was born in Nablus and educated in Istanbul. In 1915 he joined the army and then the Arab government in Damascus. He taught law at Damascus University and was appointed by Faisal I of Iraq to the Court of Appeal. In 1920 he moved to Jordan following the French occupation of Syria.[2]

He was Minister of Finance of Transjordan from 1928 to 1931.[3] In 1933 he became Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and head of the Supreme Court of Transjordan. Other offices include:

Hashem was assassinated in 1958 in Baghdad.[7] He was working on the newly established Arab Federation between Jordan and Iraq and traveled to Baghdad with Minister of Defense Suleiman Toukan and Minister of State for the External Affairs Khlusi Al Khairi. Their party was attacked by revolutionaries near the Baghdad airport, and Hashem and Toukan were killed.[8][9]

His niece Hanan was the mother of Queen Alia of Jordan.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Preston, Paul; Michael Partridge; Bülent Gökay; Malcolm Yapp; Great Britain Foreign Office (2005). British Documents on Foreign Affairs--Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print. ISBN 978-0-88692-720-2
  3. ^ "Financial Ministers". mof.gov.jo.
  4. ^ Aruri, N.H. (1972). Jordan: A Study in Political Development (1923-1965). Springer, ISBN 978-90-247-1217-5
  5. ^ "Previous Councils - The Senate of Jordan". Senate of Jordan. 12 January 2019.
  6. ^ Staff report (February 27, 1956). Jordan Deputy Premier Quits to Become Speaker Here. Chicago Tribune
  7. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (1994). Heads of States and Governments: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Over 2,300 Leaders, 1945 Through 1992. McFarland, ISBN 978-0-89950-926-6
  8. ^ Staff report (July 23, 1958). Jordan tells slaying of two envoys in Iraq. Chicago Tribune
  9. ^ Staff report (July 17, 1958). Cairo Reports Arrests. New York Times

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Political offices
Preceded by
Samir al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Samir al-Rifai
Preceded by
Hazza' al-Majali
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Samir al-Rifai
Preceded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Sulayman al-Nabulsi