Mudar Badran

Mudar Mohammad Ayesh Badran (Arabic: مضر بدران‎) (born 18 January 1934) is a Jordanian former politician and government minister, and industrialist.

Mudar Badran
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23rd Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
13 July 1976 – 19 December 1979
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byZaid al-Rifai
Succeeded byAbdelhamid Sharaf
In office
28 August 1980 – 10 January 1984
Preceded byKassim al-Rimawi
Succeeded byAhmad Obeidat
In office
7 December 1989 – 19 June 1991
Preceded byZaid ibn Shaker
Succeeded byTaher al-Masri
Personal details
Mudar Mohammad Ayesh Badran

1934 (age 86–87)
Jerash, Emirate of Transjordan (now Kingdom of Jordan)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materDamascus University


Badran was born in Jerash, Jordan (then the Emirate of Transjordan, a colony of the United Kingdom) in 1934.[1] He studied at the Damascus University in French Syria and graduated as a lawyer. Badran started his career as a young officer in the Jordanian army. Later, he served as the Director of the General Intelligence Director in the 1970s, during Black September. Following this troubled time, he became chief of the Hashemite Royal Court. He also served as Minister of Education.

Badran became Prime Minister of Jordan from 1976 to 1984, with a brief interruption from 1979 until 1980. He was appointed to the position again on 4 December 1989, replacing Zaid bin Shaker after his resignation.[2][3] Badran's third term lasted until 1991, when Jordan once again became a democracy, and the Senate gained its legitimate powers again after two decades with no parliamentary elections. He served more than eight years as Prime Minister, which made him the second-longest serving Prime Minister of Jordan, second only to Zaid al-Rifai.[4] He also served as foreign minister from 1976 to 1979 and as defense minister for most of the time that he was Prime Minister. Badran was a close associate of King Hussein.

In 1993, he was appointed as a member of the Senate. In 2011, he was given and honorary PhD in economics from the Hashemite University. Badran was also the target of a failed assassination attempt in Amman in February 1981 by the Syrian Defense Companies.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Badran's younger brother, Adnan Badran is also a Jordanian politician.[7]

Badran resides in Abdoun with his wife, Mo'mina. Together, they have two sons and three daughters. His daughter, Reem Badran, is a former deputy in the House of Representatives.

Phasing out of political life, Badran headed to the private sector where he started a steel company; Jordan Steel P.L.C. since 1993, later on becoming Jordan's leading steel manufacturer.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Badran, Mudar Seyyid Muhammad". s9. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Halaby, Jamal (4 December 1989). "Prime minister resigns". Associated Press. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "King Hussein on Monday appointed Mudar Badran". Orlando Sentinel. 5 December 1989. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Prime Ministers of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan". Government of Jordan. Retrieved 22 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  6. ^ "Against all neighbors" (PDF). Gloria Center. Retrieved 15 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "New Jordanian government to be sworn in". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Zaid al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Abdelhamid Sharaf
Preceded by
Kassim al-Rimawi
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Ahmad Obeidat
Preceded by
Zaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Taher al-Masri