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Morteza Gholi Bayat (Mortezā Qoli Bayāt, aka Sahām al-Soltān, 1890–10 May 1958) was a Prime Minister of Iran.
|28th Prime Minister of Iran|
25 November 1944 – 13 May 1945
|Monarch||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi|
|Preceded by||Mohammad Sa'ed|
|Succeeded by||Ebrahim Hakimi|
|Died||10 May 1958 (aged 68)|
|Resting place||Najaf, Iraq|
|Political party||Reformers' Party (1920s)|
He was heavily involved in the termination of the Qajar dynasty. In 1925, he became Minister of Finance under Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Foroughi. He was elected numerous times to the Parliament of Iran as a representative of Arak.
In 1935 he served as Minister of Treasury under Prime Minister Ali Soheili.
He introduced his cabinet as Prime Minister of Iran in 1944. His administration however only lasted 5 months and 20 days, and was succeeded by Ebrahim Hakimi. He served as Minister again on a few other occasions.
- '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).
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