Tawfik Abu Al-Huda

Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Tawfik Abu Al-Huda portrait.jpg
20th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 May 1954 – 30 May 1955
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byFawzi al-Mulki
Succeeded bySa`id al-Mufti
18th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
25 July 1951 – 5 May 1953
MonarchKing Talal
Preceded bySamir al-Rifai
Succeeded byFawzi al-Mulki
15th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
28 December 1947 – 12 April 1950
MonarchAbdullah I
Preceded bySamir al-Rifai
Succeeded bySa`id al-Mufti
Personal details
Born1895
Akka, Palestine
Died1 July 1956
Amman, Jordan
Political partyIndependent

Tawfik Abu al-Huda (Arabic: توفيق ابو الهدى‎) (also known as Tawfik Pasha Abul-Huda) (1894 – 1 July 1956) served several terms as Prime Minister of Jordan. First he served as Prime minister of Transjordan from September 28, 1938 to October 15, 1944, and he served another term from December 28, 1947 to April 12, 1950. Between July 25, 1951 and May 5, 1953 and from May 4, 1954 to May 30, 1955 he served as Prime Minister of Jordan. During his last term as Prime Minister, he tried to consolidate the power of King Hussein by holding parliamentary elections which many accused of being fraudulent.His terms are notable for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, during which Transjordan conquered the West Bank, and the forced abdication of King Talal.

Tawfik Abu al-Huda was of Palestinian descent. He was married to the sister of the Ottoman banker in Amman.

Career

  • Army officer - 1915
  • Employee in Damascus - 1920
  • Director of the Department of Antiquities, 1929[1]
  • Head of Procurement in Transjordan
  • Director of Land Registration Directorate
  • Formed his first government - 28 September 1938
  • Prime Minister during World War II
  • Formed his last government - 24 October 1954