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Mitri Farraj

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1886
  • Age : 130
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Born in Jerusalem in 1886 to a Christian family; graduated from the St. George’s School in Jerusalem in 1906; worked as teacher in the British School of St. Mary’s Home in Cairo, then as an officer in the Sudanese government until 1910; returned to Jerusalem and became editor of The Truth newspaper and teacher at the Dusturiya School; served as Secretary of the Standard Oil Company of New York until 1914; opened a printing and translation company in 1919; became financial inspector in the Gaza District; served as Qa’imqam (district governor) in Nablus (1927), Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Ramallah, and after 1939 in Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem; was appointed as judge; received the MBE (Member of the British Empire) honorary medal in 1943 by British King George IV; brother of Ya’qoub Farraj; served with the Government of Palestine from the early days of the British Mandate until 1948; died in 1954.

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