Mohsen Sadr

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Mohsen Sadr
30th Prime Minister of Iran
In office
6 June 1945 30 October 1945
Monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Preceded by Ebrahim Hakimi
Succeeded by Ebrahim Hakimi
President of the Senate
In office
11 September 1960 11 September 1964
Preceded by Hassan Taqizadeh
Succeeded by Jafar Sharif-Emami
Personal details
Born 1871
Mahallat, Markazi Province, Iran
Died October 19, 1962(1962-10-19) (aged 91)
Tehran, Iran

Mohsen Sadr (also known by his title: Sadr ol-Ashraf [II])(1871 [1] 19 October 1962) [2] was a Prime Minister of Iran.

He was born in Mahallat in Markazi in 1871 as the son of Seyyed Hossein 'Fakhr ol-Zakerin', a wealthy clergyman, by a daughter of Hajji Molla Akbar Khorassani. He received his title "Sadr ol-Ashraf' after the death of his paternal uncle Seyyed Sadr ed-Din 'Sadr ol-Ashraf', who had been the son-in-law of the very influential courtier Anoushirvan (Shir) Khan Qajar Qovanlou 'Eyn ol-Molk' 'Etezad od-Doleh' (a cousin of Nasser ed-Din Shah). [3] Mohsen 'Sadr ol-Ashraf' served as royal tutor to one of Nasereddin Shah's sons, and served in many senior government positions in his career, such as President of the High Court of Justice in Tehran, Governor of Khorasan, Speaker of Majlis, Minister of The Judiciary (five times), Prime Minister in 1945 and Senator (twice). After the death of Prince Abdol-Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma in 1939 he acted as the executor of the last will of Farmanfarma and guardian of his children.

He died in Tehran of brain cancer on 19 October 1962 at the age of 91. [4]

See also


  1. L.A. Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn, "Mistaken Identities: Anoushirvan (Shir) Khan (Qajar Qovanlou) Eyn ol-Molk Etezad od-Doleh and Prince Ali Qoli Mirza Etezad os-Saltaneh," in: Qajar Studies II, Journal of the International Qajar Studies Association, Rotterdam/Santa Barbara/Tehran 2002, pp. 91-150. ISBN   90-5613-065-X
Political offices
Preceded by
Ebrahim Hakimi
Prime Minister of Iran
Succeeded by
Ebrahim Hakimi
Preceded by
Hasan Taqizadeh
President of Senate of Iran
Succeeded by
Jafar Sharif-Emami