Abdirizak Haji Hussein

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Abdirizak Haji Hussein
Prime Minister of Somalia
In office
14 June 1964 – 15 July 1967
Preceded by Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Succeeded by Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal
Minister of Interior
In office
22 July 1960 – 19 November 1962
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Mohamud Abdi Nur
Minister of Public Works and Communications
Preceded by Abdi Nur Mohamed Hussein
Succeeded by Abdulle Mohamud Mohamed
In office
19 November 1962 – 14 June 1964
Personal details
Born 24 December 1924(1924-12-24)
Galkayo, Somalia
Died 31 January 2014(2014-01-31) (aged 89)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Somali Youth League

Abdirizak Haji Hussein (Somali: 'Cabdirisaaq Xaaji Xuseen'; Arabic: عبد الرازق حاجي حسين; December 24, 1924 – January 31, 2014) was Prime Minister of Somalia from 14 June 1964 to 15 July 1967.[1] From 1975 to 1980, he also served as the country's ambassador to the United Nations. He was a former member of the Somali Youth League. He played an important part in the nation's early civilian administration.

Hussein died from pneumonia on January 31, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota after being hospitalized for a week.[2]

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