Khalil al-Hibri

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Khalil al-Hibri (Arabic: خليل الهبري‎‎) was a prominent Lebanese politician and businessman. He served in parliament in 1957 and as Minister of Public Works in the government of Sami el-Solh during the presidency of Camille Chamoun. In 1952, he joined the board of Beirut's Water Company in the Municipality of Beirut, and later became the Chairman of the Board until 1972. He was instrumental in the development and modernization of Beirut's water facilities. Hibri is best known for agreeing to head a transitional government during the Lebanon Crisis of 1958. He was followed by Rashid Karami who headed a government of national reconciliation.

His Legacy[edit]

He has two sons, Usamah from his first wife. Toufic, and four daughters; Iman Hibri Barghout, Nada Hibri Sidani, Mona Hibri Bizri and Mira Hibri Kocache are from his second wife. He is the son of Toufik El Hibri one of the primary founders of the Scout movement in Lebanon, and the brother of Mohamed al-Hibri who was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.

Other offspring include Azizah Y. al-Hibri, a prominent women activist in the U.S., Hind Al Hibri, who is involved in scientific research; Ibrahim Al-Hibri, an industrialist and philanthropist, and his son, Fuad El-Hibri.

Preceded by
Sami el-Solh
Prime Minister of Lebanon
Succeeded by
Rashid Karami


See also[edit]

List of Prime Ministers of Lebanon