Habibi in 1980
|First Vice President of Iran|
1 September 1989 –11 September 2001
|President|| Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani |
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad-Reza Aref|
|Minister of Justice|
9 March 1985 –1 September 1989
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Mohammad Asghari|
|Succeeded by||Esmail Shooshtari|
|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
28 May 1980 –28 May 1984
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey and Shemiranat|
|Minister of Culture and Higher Education|
1 October 1979 –6 November 1979
|Prime Minister||Mehdi Bazargan|
|Preceded by||Ali Shariatmadari|
|Succeeded by||Hassan Arefi|
Hassan Ebrahim Habibi
Persian: حسن ابراهیم حبیبی
29 January 1937
|Died||31 January 2013 76) (aged|
Hassan Ebrahim Habibi (Persian : حسن ابراهیم حبیبی, b. 29 January 1937 – d. 31 January 2013) was an Iranian politician, lawyer, scholar and the first vice president from 1989 until 2001 under Presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami. He was also a member of the High Council of Cultural Revolution and head of Academy of Persian Language and Literature from 2004 until his death in 2013.
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| First Vice President of Iran |
|Party political offices|
| Islamic Republican Party nominee for President of Iran |