Jafar Sharif-Emami

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Jafar Sharif-Imami (September 8, 1910 - June 16, 1998) was an Iranian politician who was Prime Minister from 1960 to 1961 and again in 1978. He was a cabinet minister, president of the Iranian Senate, president of the Pahlavi Foundation, president of the Iran Chamber of Industries and Mines, and twice prime minister during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.


Sharif-Emami was Born in Tehran on September 8, 1910 to a clerical family. After high school, Sharif-Emami was sent (along with thirty other young men) to Germany where he studied for eighteen months, returning to Iran in 1930 to work with State Railroad Organization until the Anglo-Soviet Invasion. Years later he was sent to Sweden for technical training, returning in 1939. Held in detention by the invaders.

Arrested in summer of 1943 for alleged ties to Germany he was kept in detention along with many other members of Iran's elite. After his release he was appointed director general of the Irrigation Agency.

He served as a Minister in Manuchehr Eqbal's cabinet.Avsati, Alireza. Iran in the last 3 Centuries by Alireza Avsati. Tehran, 2003. Vol1 ISBN 964-93406-6-1 Vol2 ISBN......
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