Javad Shahrestani

Javad Shahrestani (1924 – July 9, 2016[1]) was an Iranian engineer, academic and politician who served as the Mayor of City of Tehran. He was the last mayor to serve under the Pahlavi Dynasty.[2] Born in Mashhad, he first became the mayor of Tehran in 1968 and served until 1969, when he was appointed first to Governorship of Kermanshah from 1969 to 1973 by the Shah of Iran, he was replaced by Gholamreza Nikpey. He was later appointed to the cabinet, and was the Minister of Transportation from 1973 to 1976. In 1977 he succeeded Nikpey as mayor and remained in the position until the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Javad Shahrestani
Javad Shahrestan - Minister of Roads.jpg
Javad Shahrestani Minister of Roads
Mayor of Tehran
In office
23 August 1977 – 11 February 1979
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded byGholamreza Nikpey
Succeeded byMohammad Tavasoli
In office
3 November 1968 – 1 October 1969
Preceded byManouchehr Pirooz
Succeeded byGholamreza Nikpey
Mayor of Mashhad
In office
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded byMohammad Shabanzadeh
Succeeded bySeyfollah Razaghi
Personal details
Mashhad, Iran
Died9 July 2016(2016-07-09) (aged 92)
Mashhad, Iran
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
OccupationEngineer, Academic, Politician
Professionprofessor at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

In February 1979, after Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Tehran, and while Shapour Bakhtiar was still Prime Minister, he submitted his resignation to Khomeini, who in turn reappointed him as mayor.

He was replaced after the revolution by Mohammad Tavasoli, and never held a public position after the revolution.

He is one of the few politicians to serve under the Shah, who was not arrested after the revolution. He became a professor at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.


  1. ^ "پیام تسلیت استاندار کرمانشاه به مناسبت درگذشت سید جواد شهرستانی". خبرگزاری جمهوری اسلامی (in Persian). Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  2. ^ muhammad sahimi "The Ten Days that Changed Iran. PBS, 3 Feb. 2919