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Anwar Nusseibeh

Anwar Nusseibeh

Sector : Public Figures , Public Figures

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  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1913
  • Age : 102
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Born in Jerusalem in 1913; studied at Ar-Rawda College and the Arab College in Jerusalem; graduated from Queens College in Cambridge, UK, with an MA in Law in 1934; returned and became a district judge in Jerusalem; joined the pro-Husseini majlesiyoun faction; worked as land officer of Jerusalem in 1936; was appointed to the reconstituted Arab Higher Committee in 1946; lost a leg in the 1948 War; served as Secretary of the Cabinet of the All-Palestine Government, established in 1948 in Gaza; was co-opted by Jordan and elected Palestinian representative for Jerusalem in the Jordanian parliament (Chamber of Deputies) in 1950; served as Chief Arab delegate to the Israeli-Jordanian Mixed Armistice Commission in 1951; from Sept. 1952, was appointed to the Jordanian Cabinet, serving intermittently as Minister of Development and Reconstruction (1952-54), DM (1952-55), and Minister of Education; was appointed to the Senate in March 1953 (resigned in 1954 to return to parliament); founding member of the Arab Constitutional Party, established 1956 under Tawfiq Abu Al-Huda; served as Governor of Jerusalem from 1962-65; was re-appointed to the Senate by King Hussein in 1963; was appointed Jordan’s Ambassador to Britain, serving from 1965-67; after the War of 1967, was a leading West Bank supporter of Jordan; acted as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jerusalem Electric Company from early 1980; died in Jerusalem in Nov. 1986.

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