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Ahmad Touqan

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1903
  • Age: 112
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Ahmad Toukan (Ahmad Tuqan) (1903–1981) was a Jordanian political leader from a Palestinian descent who was the Prime Minister of Jordan from 26 September 1970 to 28 October 1970. Toukan was born on 15 August 1903 in Nablus, Palestine.

He is the eldest brother of Ibrahim Touqan and Fadwa Touqan, both of whom are famous poets in the Arab world.

BSc Engineering Sciences, American University of Beirut, 1925.
MSc Physics, University of Oxford, 1929.

He died in Jordan at age 78 after a prolonged illness. The Ahmad Toukan School in Amman is named in his honor.


Achievements and Awards

Toukan occupied many high-ranking positions both locally and internationally:
UNESCO Expert and UNRWA Deputy Head of Education (1954-1961)
Education Expert at the International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (1962-1966)
Minister (including Foreign Minister, Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister during the years1950-1970)
Prime Minister in 1970
Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan in 1972
Chairman of University of Jordan’s Board of Trustees in 1972.
Toukan was Prime Minister in 1970 during a crackdown that drove the PLO guerillas out of Jordan.

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