Ibrahim Hashem

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Ibrahim Hashem
Ibrahim Hashem portrait.jpg
23rd Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
24 April 1957 – 18 May 1958
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Husayin al-Khalidi
Succeeded by Samir al-Rifai
12th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
1 July 1956 – 29 October 1956
Monarch Hussein
Preceded by Sa`id al-Mufti
Succeeded by Sulayman al-Nabulsi
9th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
25 May 1946 – 4 February 1947
Monarch Abdullah I
Preceded by Samir al-Rifai
Succeeded by Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Personal details
Born 1886 (1886)
Nablus, Palestine
Died 14 June 1958(1958-06-14) (aged 71–72)
Baghdad, Iraq

Ibrahim Hashem (Arabic: إبراهيم هاشم‎, 1886[1] – 14 June 1958) was a Jordanian lawyer and politician of Palestinian descent who served in several high offices under Faisal I of Iraq, Abdullah I of Jordan and Hussein of Jordan.

Life and career[edit]

Hashem was born in Nablus and educated in Istanbul. In 1915 he joined the army and then the Arab government in Damascus. He taught law at Damascus University and was appointed by Faisal I of Iraq to the Court of Appeal. In 1920 he moved to Jordan following the French occupation of Syria.[2]

In 1933 he became Prime Minister, Minister of Justice and head of the Supreme Court of Trans-Jordan. Other offices include:

  • Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 18 October 1933 to 28 September 1938[3]
  • Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 19 May 1945 to 25 May 1946
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan from 25 May 1946 to 4 February 1947
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 21 December 1955 to 8 January 1956
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1 July 1956 to 29 October 1956[4]
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 24 April 1957 to 18 May 1958

Hashem was assassinated in 1958 in Baghdad.[5] He was working on the newly established Arab Federation between Jordan and Iraq and traveled to Baghdad with Minister of Defense Suleiman Tukan and Minister of State for the External Affairs Khlusi Al Khairi. Their party was attacked by revolutionaries near the Baghdad airport, and Hashem and Tukan were killed.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Preston, Paul; Michael Partridge; Bülent Gökay; Malcolm Yapp; Great Britain Foreign Office (2005). British Documents on Foreign Affairs--Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print. ISBN 978-0-88692-720-2
  3. ^ Aruri, N.H. (1972). Jordan: A Study in Political Development (1923-1965). Springer, ISBN 978-90-247-1217-5
  4. ^ Staff report (February 27, 1956). Jordan Deputy Premier Quits to Become Speaker Here. Chicago Tribune
  5. ^ Lentz, Harris M. (1994). Heads of States and Governments: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Over 2,300 Leaders, 1945 Through 1992. McFarland, ISBN 978-0-89950-926-6
  6. ^ Staff report (July 23, 1958). Jordan tells slaying of two envoys in Iraq. Chicago Tribune
  7. ^ Staff report (July 17, 1958). Cairo Reports Arrests. New York Times

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Political offices
Preceded by
Samir al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Samir al-Rifai
Preceded by
Hazza' al-Majali
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Samir al-Rifai
Preceded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Sulayman al-Nabulsi