Nasser Yeganeh

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Nasser Yeganeh
ناصر یگانه
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Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
In office
Prime Minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda
Succeeded by Mohammad Beheshti
Personal details
Born June 4, 1921
Qazvin, Iran
Died November 15, 1993(1993-11-15) (aged 72)
Washington, D.C., United States
Political party New Iran Party (1964-1975)
Rastakhiz Party (1975-1979)
Alma mater University of Tehran (LL.B.)
Sorbonne (Ph.D.)
Profession Judge
Religion Shia Islam
Hoveyda's cabinet in 1971 including Yeganeh.
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Nasser Yeganeh (4 June 1921 – 15 November 1993[1]) was an Iranian jurist, politician and statesman. He was previously Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the head of the Iranian judiciary, brought in during Amir-Abbas Hoveyda's tenure.

Yeganeh served as Majles Deputy, 1963; Minister of State, 1963–1971; Senator, 1971–1974; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Iran, 1975–1979.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Yeganeh was born in 1921, to an aristocratic family in Qazvin. His father, Mirza Ghaffar Khan Yeganeh (more commonly known as Salar Mansour), was the Hakim (Governor) of Qazvin. Yeganeh attended primary and secondary school in Qazvin before going to the University of Tehran where he received a Bachelor of Laws. He then went to France to pursue a PhD in Public Law from the Sorbonne. Following his graduation, Yeganeh traveled to the United States where he studied the American judicial system.[3]


Yeganeh fled to the United States following the Iranian revolution and on 15 November, 1993 committed suicide on his boat in Washington, D.C..[4]