Sa'dun Hammadi

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Sa'dun Hammadi
Sa'dun Hammadi (cropped).jpg
33rd Prime Minister of Iraq
12th Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
In office
23 March 1991 – 13 September 1991
PresidentSaddam Hussein
Preceded bySaddam Hussein
Succeeded byMohammed Hamza Zubeidi
Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch
In office
1994 – May 2001
In office
June 1982 – September 1991
In office
2 February 1962 – 25 September 1963
Personal details
Born22 June 1930
Karbala, Iraq
Died14 March 2007 (aged 76)
Political partyIraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Alma materUniversity of Damascus

Sa'dun Hammadi (22 June 1930 – 14 March 2007; Arabic: سعدون حمادي‎) was briefly Prime Minister of Iraq under President Saddam Hussein from March until September 1991. He succeeded Hussein, who had previously been prime minister in addition to being president, but was forced out due to his reformist views.

Hammadi was born in Karbala and was a Shi'ite. He joined the Ba'ath Party during the 1940s. In addition, he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1956.

Hammadi previously served a stint as Iraqi Oil Minister and was the Foreign Minister from 1974 until 1983. He also served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Iraq from 1983 until 1990 and from 1996 until the Fall of Baghdad in 2003.

Hammadi was later imprisoned at a prison camp in Iraq. In February 2004, after nine months in the custody of the Americans, he was released and subsequently resettled in Qatar while seeking medical treatment abroad.

He died in a German hospital from leukemia on 14 March 2007.

External links[edit]

  • "Saddam's ally, former Iraqi Baath party leader and prime minister, dies". International Herald Tribune. 16 March 2007. Archived from the original on 20 March 2007.
Political offices
Preceded by
Saddam Hussein
Prime Minister of Iraq
Succeeded by
Mohammed Hamza Zubeidi