Mahmoud Djam

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Mahmoud Modir al-Molk Djam (Persian: محمود جم‎; 1880 – 10 August 1969) was a prime minister of Iran from 1935 to 1939.

Mahmoud Djam
محمود جم
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23rd Prime Minister of Iran
In office
3 December 1935 – 26 October 1939
MonarchReza Shah
Preceded byMohammad-Ali Foroughi
Succeeded byAhmad Matin-Daftari
Senator from Kerman
In office
5 September 1954 – 10 August 1969
Personal details
Tabriz, Sublime State of Persia
Died10 August 1969(1969-08-10) (aged 88–89)
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Political partyNationalists’ Party (1957–1960)
Spouse(s)Malakeh Zaman (divorced)
Soghra Azizmolok
ChildrenFereydoun, Parvin

Early lifeEdit

Djam was born in Tabriz in around 1880.[1]


Djam learned French from a Frenchman in Tabriz and began to work as a translator at the French legation. In 1921, he was appointed foreign minister to the cabinet of Seyyed Zia. He served as finance minister in the cabinet headed by Reza Shah.[1] Then Djam served as governor of Kerman and Khorasan.[1] In September 1933, he was appointed interior minister. From December 1935 to October 1939 he served as prime minister.[1] The Persian Corridor was inaugurated during his premiership. From October 1939 to September 1941 Djam was the minister of court. Next, he served as Iran's ambassador to Egypt. In 1948, he was again appointed minister of court. Next, he was named ambassador to Italy. Until his death he was a senator.[1]

During his public service, Djam was a member of the Committee of the Iron (Committee-e Ahan).[2]


He died in Tehran on 10 August 1969 at the age of 89.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Cyrus Ghani (6 January 2001). Iran and the Rise of the Reza Shah: From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Power. I.B.Tauris. p. 250. ISBN 978-1-86064-629-4. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ Abbas Milani (2008). Eminent Persians: The Men and Women who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979 : in Two Volumes. Syracuse University Press. p. 313. ISBN 978-0-8156-0907-0. Retrieved 22 February 2013.

The following reference was used for the above writing: '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).

Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Ali Foroughi
Prime Minister of Iran
Succeeded by
Ahmad Matin-Daftari