Ahmad Matin-Daftari

Ahmad Matin-Daftari, also known as Mo'in al-Dowleh, (23 January 1897[1] – 26 June 1971) was a Prime Minister of Iran.

Ahmad Matin-Daftari
Ahmad Matin-Daftari 1940.jpg
24th Prime Minister of Iran
In office
26 October 1939 – 26 June 1940
MonarchReza Shah
Preceded byMahmoud Jam
Succeeded byAli Mansur
Senator from Tehran
In office
August 1951 – 25 June 1971
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
August 1949 – August 1951
ConstituencyMeshkin Shahr
Personal details
Born(1897-01-23)23 January 1897
Tehran, Iran
Died26 June 1971(1971-06-26) (aged 74)
Tehran, Iran

Born in Tehran to Mirza Mahmud-khan Ain ul-Mamalek he studied in Tehran's German School and received his Ph.D. in France.

He served as Senator in Iran's Majlis and became Prime Minister in 1939 with the fall of Mahmoud Jam's administration. During his administration, the first National census was implemented in Iran and Iran's first National Radio transmitter was inaugurated.

He was thrown in prison after the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran by the Allies in 1941 because of his German connections.[2]

He was Mohammad Mosaddegh's nephew and son-in-law.[3]

Matin-Daftari died in Tehran at the age of 74.

See alsoEdit


  • 'Alí Rizā Awsatí (عليرضا اوسطى), Iran in the Past Three Centuries (Irān dar Se Qarn-e Goz̲ashteh - ايران در سه قرن گذشته), Volumes 1 and 2 (Paktāb Publishing - انتشارات پاکتاب, Tehran, Iran, 2003). ISBN 964-93406-6-1 (Vol. 1), ISBN 964-93406-5-3 (Vol. 2).


  1. ^ http://safirsolh.com/category/مشاهیر-حقوقی/
  2. ^ Abrahamian, Ervand (1982). Iran between two revolutions. p. 241.
  3. ^ Abrahamian, Ervand (2013). The coup : 1953, the CIA, and the roots of modern U.S.-Iranian relations. New York: New Press, The. p. 78. ISBN 978-1-59558-826-5.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mahmoud Jam
Prime Minister of Iran
Succeeded by
Ali Mansur