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Ahmad Helmi Abdulbaqi

Ahmad Helmi Abdulbaqi

Sector : Government Officials , Prime Ministers

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1878
  • Age : 137
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Born in Sidon, Lebanon, in 1878; moved with the family to Nablus, where he received his education; served as General in the Ottoman Army; became Dir.-Gen. of the Ottoman Agricultural Bank in Nablus and later with the government in Iraq in 1908; served as Dir.-Gen. of the Ministry of Finance in Syria and in Transjordan, and, in 1919, as Minister; moved after the occupation of Syria to Jordan, where he assisted in establishing the government led by Emir Abdullah; was appointed Minister of Finance; moved to Al-Hijaz, then – following British pressure to remove politically-active Ministers from their posts – to Cairo; returned to Palestine and worked as General Inspector of the Palestinian Waqf under Hajj Amin Al-Husseini from 1925-30; co-founder of the Arab National Bank in 1930 with his son-in-law Abdul Hamid Shuman, and served as its Chairman in the early 1940s; helped founding the Agricultural Bank; was active in several financial, credit and economic institutions; early member of the Istiqlal Party; member and named as treasurer to the first Arab Higher Committee formed in 1936; among those Arab Higher Committee members who got deported to the Seychelles Islands by the British in 1937; established the Arab National Fund in Aug. 1943, which supported the Istiqlal Party; named by King Abdullah in charge of the administration in Jerusalem on 15 May 1948; formally appointed Military Governor in Jerusalem in June 1948; named first PM of the All-Palestine Government’s cabinet, established in Sept. 1948 in Gaza; then appointed District Military Governor under Hashemite rule in the West Bank; appointed representative of the All-Palestine Government to the Arab League on 30 Oct. 1948 and subsequently moved to Cairo, where he established the Al-Ummah Arab Bank; left Cairo for medical treatment in Lebanon, where he died on 29 June 1963; buried in Jerusalem.





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