|38th Prime Minister of Iran|
27 August 1978 –6 November 1978
|Monarch||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi|
|Preceded by||Jamshid Amouzegar|
|Succeeded by||Gholam Reza Azhari|
31 August 1960 –5 May 1961
|Monarch||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi|
|Preceded by||Manouchehr Eghbal|
|Succeeded by||Ali Amini|
|President of the Senate|
11 September 1964 –24 March 1978
|Monarch||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi|
|Preceded by||Mohsen Sadr|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Sajadi|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
30 July 1960 –1 December 1960
|Prime Minister||Manouchehr Eghbal|
|Preceded by||Abbas Aram|
|Born||9 September 1910|
|Died||16 June 1998 87) (aged|
New York City, United States
|Political party||Rastakhiz Party|
|Spouse(s)||Eshrat Sharif Emami (died November 1997)|
|Alma mater||Tehran University|
Jafar Sharif-Imami (Persian : جعفر شریف امامی; 9 September 1910 – 16 June 1998) was an Iranian politician who was prime minister from 1960 to 1961 and again in 1978. He was a cabinet minister, president of the Iranian Senate, president of the Pahlavi Foundation and the president of the Iran chamber of industries and mines during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
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Sharif-Emami was born in Tehran on 8 September 1910 to a clerical family and his father was a mullah.After high school, Sharif-Emami was sent (along with thirty other young men) to Germany where he studied for eighteen months, returning to Iran in 1930 to work with state railroad organization until the Anglo-Soviet Invasion. Years later he was sent to Sweden for technical training, returning in 1939 when he received a degree in engineering.
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Sharif-Emami began his career the Iranian state railways in 1931.Arrested in summer of 1943 for alleged ties to Germany he was kept in detention along with many other members of Iran's elite. After his release he was appointed director general of the Irrigation Agency. In 1950, he was appointed undersecretary of roads and communications. In June 1950, prime minister and General Haj Ali Razmara appointed him acting minister and then minister of roads, his first cabinet post.
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During his short tenure, he undid many of the Shah's plans including the closing of casinos, abandoning the Imperial calendar, abolishing the Rastakhiz Party and allowing all political parties to be active and personally responsible for preventing SAVAK to get involved and preventing the KGB backed clergyman from creating and continuing the 1979 revolution.All of his efforts to reform the political system in Iran, was overshadowed by the Black Friday massacre in Jaleh Square (8 September 1978), mass protests, martial law and nationwide strikes, which brought the country's economy to its knees. He resigned from office amid riots on 5 November 1978. Gholam Reza Azhari replaced him in the post. He was also long-time president of the Iranian senate and chairman of the Pahlavi Foundation. He was one of the close confidants of the Shah.
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Sharif-Emami was married and had three children, two daughters and a son.
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Sharif-Emami left Iran following the 1979 Islamic revolution. He settled in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City.There he served as the president of the Pahlavi Foundation and later resigned from the post. He died at a hospital on 16 June 1998 at age 87 in New York City. He was buried in Valhalla, New York.
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