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Born in Nablus in 1903; completed his secondary education at the St. George’s School in Jerusalem; worked as English Language teacher in As-Salahiyyeh School in Nablus; obtained a BA in History and Geography from the AUB in 1926 and later an MA from Cambridge University in 1934 (also with a focus on History and Geography); worked as lecturer at the Arab College and the Rashidiyya School in Jerusalem, then as inspector of the Education Dept. in Palestine under the British Mandate until 1948; was invited by the Near East Radio to record a series of geography lectures, which were aired as part of the radio’s educational program; became a specialized inspector at the Syrian Education Dept. until 1950; then was in charge of UNRWA schools in Syria from 1950-52; later worked as head officer and secretary of the Arab Bank in Amman; after his resignation, became a Professor of Geography at the University of Jordan and gave geography courses at a military college in Al-Zarqa’; was appointed Minister of Finance in the Jordanian government from 19 April to 27 June 1970; was member of the Jordanian Higher Education Council and the Arab Language Council based in Syria; wrote and published over 30 educational geography books; died in 1984.
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