Samir Al-Rifai

Samir al-Rifai (Arabic: سمير الرفاعي‎, 30 January 1901 – 12 October 1965) was Jordanian politician. He served several terms as the Prime Minister of Jordan. He was born in Safed.

Samir al-Rifai
سمير الرفاعي
Samir Al-Rifai portrait.jpg
8th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
27 March 1963 – 21 April 1963
MonarchHussein
Preceded byWasfi al-Tal
Succeeded byHussein ibn Nasser
In office
18 May 1958 – 6 May 1959
MonarchHussein
Preceded byIbrahim Hashem
Succeeded byHazza' al-Majali
In office
8 January 1956 – 22 May 1956
MonarchHussein
Preceded byIbrahim Hashem
Succeeded bySa`id al-Mufti
In office
4 December 1950 – 25 July 1951
MonarchAbdullah I
Preceded bySa`id al-Mufti
Succeeded byTawfik Abu al-Huda
In office
4 February 1947 – 28 December 1947
MonarchAbdullah I
Preceded byIbrahim Hashem
Succeeded byTawfik Abu al-Huda
Personal details
Born30 January 1901
Safed, Palestine
Died12 October 1965 (aged 64)
Amman, Jordan
Political partyIndependent
Alma materAmerican University of Beirut

Al-Rifai served under Kings Abdullah I, Talal and Hussein:

  • Minister of Finance from 1943 to 1944[1]
  • Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 15 October 1944 to 19 May 1945
  • Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 19 May 1945 to 25 May 1946
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 4 December 1950 to 25 July 1951
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 8 January 1956 to 22 May 1956
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 18 May 1958 to 6 May 1959
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 27 March 1963 to 21 April 1963
  • President of the Senate of Jordan from 10 July 1963 to 1 November 1965[2]

He was the father of Prime Minister Zaid al-Rifai and the grandfather of Prime Minister Samir Rifai.

He died in Amman, aged 64.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Financial Ministers". mof.gov.jo.
  2. ^ "Previous Councils - The Senate of Jordan". Senate of Jordan. 12 January 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hashem
Prime Minister of Jordan
1947
Succeeded by
Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Preceded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Prime Minister of Jordan
1950–1951
Succeeded by
Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hashem
Prime Minister of Jordan
1956
Succeeded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hashem
Prime Minister of Jordan
1958–1959
Succeeded by
Hazza' al-Majali
Preceded by
Wasfi al-Tal
Prime Minister of Jordan
1963
Succeeded by
Hussein ibn Nasser