Ala, Mirza Hussein Khan, 1883-1964

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Ala, Mirza Hussein Khan, 1883-1964

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  • Hossein Ala'

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  • حسین علاء

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Ala, Mirza Hussein Khan, second son of His Excellency Mohammed Ali Khan, of Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, Persian Ambassador to Great Britain; b. Dec. 3, 1883; adm. Jan. 20, 1898 (A); left July 1900; Secretary to the Persian Legation in London 1903; called to the bar at the Inner Temple Nov. 19, 1906; Minister for Public Works and Commerce in the Persian Cabinet and a member of the Persian Mission at the Versailles Conference in 1919; sometime Persian Minister at Washington; Iranian Minister at the Court of St. James 1934-7; Director General, Ministry of Commerce, Iran 1937-8; Governor of the Iranian National Bank 1941; Minister of Court to the Shah 1942; Iranian Ambassador to Washington 1945-50; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iran, 1950-1; Prime Minister March 12, 1951 after the assassination of General Razmara; resigned April 27, 1951 in face of the violent opposition of the Majlis to negotiations with Great Britain over the oil dispute, and was appointed Minister of Court by the Shah; re-appointed Prime Minister 1955; resigned 1957 and re-appointed Minister of Court; assumed the family name of Ala in addition to Khan; m. June 8, 1927 Fatemeh, daughter of Sir Abol-Ghassem Khan Naser-ol-Molk, G.C.M.G., sometime Regent of Iran; d. 12 July 1964.


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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020




The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from Play 1883 to Election 1960, Volume 3, compiled by J.B. Whitmore, G.R.Y. Radcliffe and D.C. Simpson, Barnet, 1963

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