|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR|
|President||Mir Jafar Baghirov,|
Mir Teymur Yagubov,
Imam Mustafayev (First Secretaries of Azerbaijan Communist Party)
|Preceded by||Mirza Davud Huseynov|
|Succeeded by||Tahira Tahirova|
|Born||February 22, 1908|
Shamakhi, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire (now Azerbaijan)
|Died||September 24, 1958 (aged 50)|
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR
Aliyev was born on February 22, 1908 in Shamakhi, Azerbaijan. In 1926, he completed his secondary education in Baku, and in 1931 he graduated from Azerbaijan State Medical University with a degree in General Therapy. In 1931-1936, he was director of a clinic in Kalbajar and Jabrayil rayons of Azerbaijan and head surgeon of a regional hospital. In 1938 he was admitted to the ranks of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Starting from 1937 through 1943, Aliyev headed the Department of Medical Education of Commissariat of People's Health, was director of Azerbaijan State Medical University and director of Science and Preschool Department of Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party. In 1943, Mahmud Aliyev was the Deputy Commissar of Foreign Affairs of Soviet Union and in 1944, he was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR. While in the office of foreign service, he also worked as the Rector of Doctors' Qualification Institute of Azerbaijan SSR in 1950-1953. Aliyev also served as deputy in the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union and Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR.
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