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Tawfiq Abu Alhuda

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1895
  • Age: 121
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Born in Acre in 1895; relative of Suleiman At-Taji Al-Faruqi; attended school in Acre, then completed his secondary education at the Sultani School in Beirut; started studying Law in Istanbul but could not continue when WWI broke out and he had to join the Ottoman army as a reserve soldier in 1915; was trained in a military school to become a deputy officer and appointed as a clerk for the Ministry of War in Istanbul; was an active member of the Arab literary circle (Al-Muntada Al-Adabi, established in Istanbul in 1909), which the Ottomans soon prohibited for its pan-Arab ideas; served with the Ottoman army in Iran but fled to Aleppo, where he witnessed the entry of the Arab Army to Syria led by Emir Faisal in 1918; moved to Lebanon, then back to Acre; was appointed as clerk in the office of the Dean of the Law Institute in Damascus in 1920; moved to Amman in 1921 and was appointed head of the Imports Dept. in Emir Abdullah’s Emirate of East Jordan, then head of the accounting section in the Ministry of Finance (in the government of Ahmad Hilmi Abdul Baqi); became Dir.-Gen. for the Land Registration Dept.; served as Sec.-Gen. for PM Hassan Pasha Abul Huda from Oct. 1929-Feb. 1931, then for PM Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sarraj until Oct. 1933; was appointed as head of the Jordanian Agricultural Bank in Oct. 1933; was bestowed the title of ‘Pasha’ by Emir Abdullah; was first appointed PM in 1938 and served in that position with several short interruptions until 1955, holding, at times, also the posts of FM, Justice Minister, and DM; represented Jordan at the 1939 St. James Palace conference in London; became head of the Arab Establishment Project in Jerusalem in 1945; participated in the talks that led to the Anglo-Jordanian Treaty of 1948; committed suicide in his house in Amman on 2 July 1956.


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