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Mohammad Al-Sadr

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Sayyid Mohammad Al-Sadr (Arabic: سيد محمد 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 Al-Sadr
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)7 January 1882
Died3 April 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, becoming its President in the 1940s.

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 from January 1953 to December 1955.[1]

He died on 3 April 1956.[3]