Said al-Ghazzi

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Said al-Ghazzi
سعيد الغزي
Said al-Ghazzi.jpg
Prime Minister al-Ghazzi at the Syrian Parliament in 1956
35th & 38th Prime Minister of Syria
In office
19 June 1954 – 3 November 1954
President Hashim al-Atassi
Preceded by Sabri al-Assali
Succeeded by Faris al-Khoury
In office
13 September 1955 – 14 June 1956
President Shukri al-Quwatli
Preceded by Sabri al-Assali
Succeeded by Sabri al-Assali
Speaker of the Parliament of Syria
In office
September 17, 1962 – March 7, 1963
Preceded by Anwar Sadat
Succeeded by Mansur al-Atrash
Personal details
Born 11 June 1893
Damascus, Ottoman Syria
Died 18 September 1967 (aged 74)
Political party independent

Said Al-Ghazzi (Arabic: سعيد الغزي‎‎) (11 June 1893 ‎ – 18 September 1967) was a Syrian lawyer, politician and two time prime minister of Syria.[1] He was born in Damascus and was of Turkish origin.[2] His daughter Nadia al-Ghazzi is a lawyer, writer, and TV presenter, and his niece is the poet and artist Huda Naamani.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moubayed, Sami M. (2002), Damascus between democracy and dictatorship, University Press of America, p. 120, ISBN 978-0-7618-1744-4 
  2. ^ a b Cooke, Miriam (2007), Dissident Syria: making oppositional arts official, Duke University Press, p. 40, ISBN 0822340356, One day, she [Houda Naamani] invited me along with a group of women from the "old bourgeoisie." Over tea and fruit they talked about the good old days, their Turkish grandparents, and the lost world of courtly etiquette… She would like to introduce me to her cousin… Nadia al-Ghazzi… She told me about her family: her father [Said al-Ghazzi], who had been prime minister during the presidency of Shukri al-Quwatli in the early days of Syria's independence, and her mother, who had danced with Ataturk when she was fourteen. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sabri al-Assali
Prime Minister of Syria
19 June 1954 – 3 November 1954
Succeeded by
Faris al-Khoury
Preceded by
Sabri al-Assali
Prime Minister of Syria
13 September 1955 – 14 June 1956
Succeeded by
Sabri al-Assali