|67th Prime Minister of Iran|
5 May 1961 – 19 July 1962
|Monarch||Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi|
|Preceded by||Jafar Sharif-Emami|
|Succeeded by||Asadollah Alam|
|Minister of Economic Affairs|
19 August 1953 – 7 April 1955
|Prime Minister||Fazlollah Zahedi|
|Preceded by||Nezam-ed-din Emami|
|Succeeded by||Nasrollah Jahangir|
|Minister of Culture|
21 July 1952 – 19 August 1953
|Prime Minister||Mohammad Mosaddegh|
|Preceded by||Ali Jahangiri|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Sepehri|
|Born||December 12, 1905
|Died||December 12, 1992
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Tehran University|
|Religion||Twelver Shi'a Islam|
Early life 
Amini was born on 12 December 1905 in Tehran. He was a grandson of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar through his daughter Fakhr ol dowleh. He completed his studies first in Darolfonoon and then in France where he graduated with a degree in Law from Grenoble University, followed by his Ph.D in Economics from Paris.
He became involved in politics through the help of Ali Akbar Davar who gave him a position in the Judiciary.
Political career 
At the age of 37, he was selected as a Minister to serve in the cabinet of Ahmad Ghavam. He was a National Front, but broke away from the party in 1952. activist His tendencies were pro-American to the extent that made the Shah uncomfortable. Mohammad Reza Shah in particular distrusted Amini's popularity and friendship with John F. Kennedy.
He was Minister of Culture from 1952 to 1953. He became Minister of Economic Affairs in Cabinet of Fazlollah Zahedi and remain in office until 1955.
Prime Ministership 
In 1950s, Amini was a candidate for Prime Minister of Iran. He was finally declared Prime Minister in 1961. In 1962, however, he was replaced by the Shah's close friend and a major Birjand landowner Asadollah Alam.
In the late 1970s, Amini attempted a comeback into Iranian politics at the age of 70. He served as advisor to the Shah during the final days of the Pahlavi Dynasty.
Move to France and death 
In 1979, He moved from Iran to Paris, France. He wrote his biography published by Harvard University. He was one of the main opposition figures to establishing an Islamic Republic at the time. He died on 12 December 1992 at the age of 87. His body was buried in Passy Cemetery.
See also 
- Habib Ladjevardi, editor, Memories of Ali Amini (in Persian), second edition, 244 p. (Harvard University Press, 1997). ISBN 0-932885-11-X
- 'Alí Rizā Awsatí (عليرضا اوسطى), Iran in the past three centuries (Irān dar Se Qarn-e Goz̲ashteh - ايران در سه قرن گذشته), Volumes 1 and 2 (Paktāb Publishing - انتشارات پاکتاب, Tehran, Iran, 2003). ISBN 964-93406-6-1 (Vol. 1), ISBN 964-93406-5-3 (Vol. 2).
- Transcript of Amini interview as part of Harvard Iranian Oral History Project directed by Dr. Habib Ladjevardi
- Dr. Ali Amini, Prime Minister, Switzerland, 1962, A short passage (1:53) of an interview, in French, with Dr. Ali Amini, YouTube.
|Minister of Culture
|Minister of Economic Affairs
|Prime Minister of Iran
|Party political offices|
|Leader of Democratic Party