Samir al-Rifai

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Samir al-Rifai
سمير الرفاعي
Personal details
Born 30 January 1901
Safed, Palestine
Died 12 October 1965 (aged 64)
Amman, Jordan
Political party Independent
Alma mater American University of Beirut
Religion Sunni Muslim

Samir al-Rifai (Arabic: سمير الرفاعي‎, 30 January 1901, Safed - 12 October 1965, Amman) was a six-time Prime Minister of Jordan.

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

  • 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 January 8, 1956 to May 22, 1956
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from May 18, 1958 to May 6, 1959
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from March 27, 1963 to April 21, 1963

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

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