Ali-Akbar Davar

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Ali-Akbar DāvarAlso known as Mirza Ali-Akbar Khan-e Dāvar. (1888-1937) () was the founder of the modern judicial system of Iran.

Born in 1888, he began his career in the judiciary in Iran, after having completed his studies at the élite school of Dar ol-Fonoon (House of Sciences) in Tehran. He then went on to obtain his law degree in Switzerland.In her radio presentation (), Ms Davar Ardalan (Ali-Akbar Dāvar's great grand daughter) indicates that at age 24 Ali-Akbar Dāvar had been Prosecutor General of Tehran. Further, she mentions that rather than in Switzerland, as indicated in this biography, Ali-Akbar Dāvar studied law in Belgium. He returned to Iran in 1921 and founded the "Radical party of Iran" (Hizb-e Radical). He also founded the newspaper Mard-e Azad ("The Free Man") in which he published regular comments. He was elected to the 4th, 5th, and 6th Majles as the representative of Varamin from Tehran Province and Lar from Fars Province.

Along with the likes of Abdolhossein Teymourtash and Farman Farmaian, Dāvar took a lead role among the politicians who voted for the abolition of the Qajar dynasty, opposing such parliamentarians as Sayyed Hasan Taqizadeh, Sayyed Hasan Modarres, Yahya Doulatabadi and Mohammad Mossadegh. In 1925, Dāvar became minister of Commerce in the Foroughi Cabinet, and a year later was appointed Minister of Judicial Affairs in the Cabinet of Mostowfi ol-Mamalek. In March 1926,...
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