Jamshid Amouzegar

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Jamshid Amouzegar
Jamshid Amouzegar Speech - Jan 1978.jpg
71st Prime Minister of Iran
In office
7 August 1977 – 27 August 1978
MonarchMohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
DeputyGholam Reza Azhari
Preceded byAmir-Abbas Hoveida
Succeeded byJafar Sharif-Emami
Minister of Interior
In office
1 March 1974 – 7 August 1977
Prime MinisterAmir-Abbas Hoveida
Preceded byKamal Hassani
Succeeded byGholam Reza Azhari
Minister of Finance
In office
1 February 1965 – 1 March 1974
Prime MinisterAmir-Abbas Hoveida
Preceded byAmir-Abbas Hoveida
Succeeded byHushang Ansary
Leader of Rastakhiz Party
In office
1 August 1974 – 27 August 1977
DeputyJavad Saeed
Preceded byAmir-Abbas Hoveida
Succeeded byJavad Saeed
Personal details
Born(1923-06-25)25 June 1923
Tehran, Iran
Died27 September 2016 (ages 93)
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Political partyNationalist Party (1960-1975)
Rastakhiz (1975-1977)
Spouse(s)Ulriche Amouzegar (1925-2005)
Alma materCornell University

Jamshid Amouzegar (25 June 1923 – 27 September 2016) was an Iranian economist, artist and politician. He was the prime minister of Iran from 7 August 1977 to 27 August 1978 when he resigned. Before that, he served as the minister of interior and minister of finance in the cabinet of Amir-Abbas Hoveida. He was the leader of Rastakhiz Party during his tenure as prime minister.

Amouzegar was born on 25 June 1923 in Tehran, Iran.[1] He graduated from Tehran University with degrees in law and engineering.[1] Then he attended Cornell University and received a PhD.[1] He died on 27 September 2016 in Rockville, Maryland, aged 93.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kadivar, Darius (20 May 2012). "Shah Names New Cabinet with Jamshid Amouzegar as PM (1977)". The Iranian. Retrieved 31 July 2013.

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  • 'Alí Rizā Awsatí (عليرضا اوسطى), Iran in the Past Three Centuries (Irān dar Se Qarn-e Goz̲ashteh - ايران در سه قرن گذشته), Volume 2 (Paktāb Publishing - انتشارات پاکتاب, Tehran, Iran, 2003). ISBN 964-93406-5-3.
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