Samir Al-Rifai

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Samir al-Rifai
سمير الرفاعي
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
27 March 1963 – 21 April 1963
Monarch Hussein
Preceded by Wasfi al-Tal
Succeeded by Hussein ibn Nasser
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
18 May 1958 – 6 May 1959
Monarch Hussein
Preceded by Ibrahim Hashem
Succeeded by Hazza' al-Majali
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
8 January 1956 – 22 May 1956
Monarch Hussein
Preceded by Ibrahim Hashem
Succeeded by Sa`id al-Mufti
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 December 1950 – 25 July 1951
Monarch Abdullah I
Preceded by Sa`id al-Mufti
Succeeded by Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 February 1947 – 28 December 1947
Monarch Abdullah I
Preceded by Ibrahim Hashem
Succeeded by Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Personal details
Born 30 January 1901
Safed, Palestine
Died 12 October 1965 (aged 64)
Amman, Jordan
Political party Independent
Alma mater American University of Beirut
Religion Sunni Muslim

Samir al-Rifai (Arabic: سمير الرفاعي‎‎, 30 January 1901 – 12 October 1965) was a six-time Prime Minister of Jordan. He was born in Safed.

Al-Rifai served under Kings Abdullah I, Talal and Hussein:

  • Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 15 October 1944 to 19 May 1945
  • Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 19 May 1945 to 25 May 1946
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 4 December 1950 to 25 July 1951
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 8 January 1956 to 22 May 1956
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 18 May 1958 to 6 May 1959
  • Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 27 March 1963 to 21 April 1963

He was the father of Prime Minister Zaid al-Rifai and the grandfather of Prime Minister Samir Rifai.

He died in Amman, aged 64.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hashem
Prime Minister of Jordan
1947
Succeeded by
Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Preceded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Prime Minister of Jordan
1950–1951
Succeeded by
Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hashem
Prime Minister of Jordan
1956
Succeeded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hashem
Prime Minister of Jordan
1958–1959
Succeeded by
Hazza' al-Majali
Preceded by
Wasfi al-Tal
Prime Minister of Jordan
1963
Succeeded by
Hussein ibn Nasser