Émile Eddé

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Émile Eddé (1886, Damascus - 28 September 1949) (Arabic: إميل أده‎‎) was a Maronite Lebanese political figure.

Career[edit]

During the period of the French Mandate in which the Republic of Lebanon functioned under the authority of a French High Commissioner, Eddé served as prime minister from 11 October 1929 to 25 March 1930 and as the president of Lebanon from 1936 to 1941. On 11 November 1943, following the act of the Lebanese legislature in abolishing the Mandate, the High Commissioner installed Eddé as President. Ten days later, however, under pressure from France's other Allies in World War II, the French removed Eddé from office and restored the government of Bechara El Khoury on 21 November. [1]

, and briefly in 1943.[2] He also founded and led the Lebanese National Bloc party. He was succeeded as party leader by his son Raymond Eddé.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Barr, A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948 (W. W. Norton & Company, 2012) pp244-250
  2. ^ "Profiles of Lebanon's presidents since independence". Lebanon Wire. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Bechara El Khoury
Prime Minister of Lebanon
1929–1930
Succeeded by
Auguste Adib Pacha
Preceded by
Habib Pacha Es-Saad
President of Lebanon
1936–1941
Succeeded by
Pierre-Georges Arlabosse
Preceded by
Bechara El Khoury
President of Lebanon
1943
Succeeded by
Bechara El Khoury