Taha al-Hashimi

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Taha al-Hashimi
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13th Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
3 February 1941 – 13 April 1941
MonarchFaisal II
Prince Abdullah (Regent)
Preceded byRashid Ali al-Gaylani
Succeeded byRashid Ali al-Gaylani
President of the United Popular Front
Vice PresidentMohammed Ridha Al-Shabibi
Succeeded byMohammed Ridha Al-Shabibi
Personal details
Born1888
Died1961 (aged 72–73)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyUnited Popular Front
Relationsolder brother of twice Iraqi Prime Minister, Yasin al-Hashimi

Taha al-Hashimi (Arabic: طه الهاشمى; 1888–1961) served briefly as prime minister of Iraq for two months, from February 1, 1941, to April 1, 1941. He was appointed prime minister by the regent, 'Abd al-Ilah, following the first ouster of the pro-Axis government of Rashid Ali al-Kaylani during World War II. When Abdul-Illah fled the country, fearing an assassination attempt, Hashimi resigned, and the government reverted to Kaylani. His younger brother, Yassin, had been Iraqi Prime Minister in 1924 & 1936.