Ahmad Matin-Daftari

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Ahmad Matin-Daftari
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40th Prime Minister of Iran
In office
26 October 1939 – 26 June 1940
Monarch Reza Shah
Preceded by Mahmoud Jam
Succeeded by Ali Mansur
Senator from Tehran
In office
August 1951 – 25 June 1971
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
August 1949 – August 1951
Constituency Meshkin Shahr
Personal details
Born 1896
Tehran, Iran
Died 26 June 1971(1971-06-26) (aged 75)
Tehran, Iran
Political party Monarchist Party
Religion Islam

Ahmad Matin-Daftari, also known as Mo'in al-Dowleh, (1896 – 26 June 1971) was a Prime Minister of Iran.

Born in Tehran to Mirza Mahmud-khan Ain ul-Mamalek he studied in Tehran's German School, and received his PhD in France.

He served as Senator in Iran's Majlis and became Prime Minister in 1939 with the fall of Mahmoud Jam's administration. During his administration the first National census was implemented in Iran and Iran's first National Radio transmitter was inaugurated.

He was thrown in prison after the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran by the Allies in 1941 because of his German connections.[1]

He was Mohammad Mosaddegh's nephew and son-in-law.[2]

Matin-Daftari died in Tehran at the age of 76.

See also[edit]


  • '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).


  1. ^ Abrahamian, Ervand (1982). Iran between two revolutions. p. 241. 
  2. ^ Abrahamian, Ervand (2013). The coup : 1953, the CIA, and the roots of modern U.S.-Iranian relations. New York: New Press, The. p. 78. ISBN 978-1-59558-826-5. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mahmoud Jam
Prime Minister of Iran
Succeeded by
Ali Mansur