Mohammad Hassan al-Sadr

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Sayyid Muhammad-Hasan al-Sadr (Arabic: محمد حسن الصدر‎; January 7, 1882 – April 3, 1956) was an Iraqi Shi'ite statesman.[1] He served as Prime Minister of Iraq from 29 January 1948 to 26 June 1948.[2]

Mohammed-Hassan al-Sadr
محمد حسن الصدر
Sayyid Mohammad Al-Sadr.jpg
17th Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
29 January 1948 – 26 June 1948
MonarchFaisal II
Prince Abdullah (Regent)
Preceded bySalih Jabr
Succeeded byMuzahim al-Pachachi
Personal details
Born(1882-01-07)January 7, 1882
DiedApril 3, 1956(1956-04-03) (aged 74)
Political partyIndependent
RelationsMuqtada al-Sadr
Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr
Musa as-Sadr


A member of the prominent Sadr family, claiming descent from the prophet Muhammad, he received a traditional Islamic education. An active Arab nationalist before World War One, in 1919/20 he founded the nationalist party National Guard (al-Haras al-Watani) and helped organize the Iraqi revolt against the British. Escaping arrest by fleeing to Najd, he subsequently returned to Iraq. He was appointed to the Senate of Iraq, and served as its President from November 1929 to February 1937[3], and from December 1937 to December 1943.[4]

In January 1948 the signing of the Portsmouth treaty led to the Al-Wathbah uprising and the fall of Salih Jabr's government. As-Sadr became Prime Minister for five months. Though he never returned to executive office, he served as President of the Senate again in 1948.

He died on 3 April 1956.[5]


  1. ^ Yaacov Shimoni, Biographical Dictionary of the Middle East, 1991, p.202
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-16. Retrieved 2011-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Report by His Britannic Majesty's Government to the Council of the League of Nations on the Administration of Iraq 1929". HathiTrust. Archived from the original on 2020-04-14. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  4. ^ "'File 11/44 Leading Personalities in Iraq, Iran & Saudi Arabia' [30v] (60/96)". Qatar Digital Library. September 10, 2018. Archived from the original on December 28, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2020-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)