Sa'dun Hammadi

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Sa'dun Hammadi
Hammadi visiting the speaker of the German Parliament Philipp Jenninger in 1987
58th Prime Minister of Iraq
12th Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
In office
23 March 1991 – 13 September 1991
President Saddam Hussein
Preceded by Saddam Hussein
Succeeded by Mohammed Amza Zubeidi
Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch
In office
1994 – May 2001
In office
June 1982 – September 1991
In office
2 February 1962 – 25 September 1963
Personal details
Born 22 June 1930
Karbala, Iraq
Died 14 March 2007
Germany
Political party Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Religion Shia Islam

Sa'dun Hammadi (June 22, 1930 - March 14, 2007) (Arabic: سعدون حمادي‎) was briefly Prime Minister of Iraq under President Saddam Hussein from March until September 1991. He succeeded Hussein, who had previously been prime minister in addition to being president, but was forced out due to his reformist views.

Hammadi was born in Karbala and was a Shi'ite. He joined the Ba'ath Party during the 1940s. In addition, he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1956.

Hammadi previously served a stint as Iraqi Oil Minister and was the Foreign Minister from 1974 until 1983. He also served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Iraq from 1983 until 1990 and from 1996 until the Fall of Baghdad in 2003.

Hammadi was later imprisoned at a prison camp in Iraq. In February 2004, after nine months in the custody of the Americans, he was released and subsequently resettled in Qatar while seeking medical treatment abroad.

He died in a German hospital from leukemia on March 14, 2007. He was survived by his 2nd wife and five sons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Saddam Hussein
Prime Minister of Iraq
1991
Succeeded by
Mohammed Amza Zubeidi