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Naim Abdulhadi

Naim Abdulhadi

Sector : Government Officials, Ministers

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  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1912
  • Age: 104
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Born in Nablus in 1912; attended An-Najah National School in Nablus; graduated from the AUB with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1934; served for three years as an engineer in the Public Works Dept. under the British Mandate, then as District Governor (1938-48); was appointed by Jordan’s King Abdullah I as Military Governor of Lydda in May 1948, but removed following the Nakba; Provincial Governor of Hebron, then of Ajlon, until his resignation in 1951 over fraud in the parliamentary elections; was elected Mayor of Nablus in the 1951 municipal elections (until 1955); contributed much to the city’s development, especially in creating a public service infrastructure (construction of road, electricity and water networks); joined Sa’id Al-Mufti’s government and was appointed Minister of Public Works but resigned in 1955 in protest against Jordan’s joining the Baghdad Pact; was elected as member of the Jordanian Parliament for Jenin in 1956; joined the Cabinet of Suleiman Nabulsi as Minister of National Economy in 1956-57 (when the government was forced to resign); was arrested for being part of an attempted coup d’état by Nabulsi’s National Party; placed under house arrest and then in Ma’an Prison; upon release in 1958 sought political asylum in Damascus; lived in Cairo from 1961 until the 1980s, before a Royal Decree of Pardon allowed him to return to Amman, where he died in May 1996.


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