Sa'dun Hammadi

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Sa'dun Hammadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
23 March 1991 – 13 September 1991
PresidentSaddam Hussein
Preceded bySaddam Hussein
Succeeded byMohammed Hamza Zubeidi
Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch
In office
1994 – May 2001
In office
June 1982 – September 1991
In office
2 February 1962 – 25 September 1963
Personal details
Born22 June 1930
Karbala, Iraq
Died14 March 2007 (aged 76)
Political partyIraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Damascus

Sa'dun Hammadi (22 June 1930 – 14 March 2007; Arabic: سعدون حمادي) was an Iraqi politician. He was briefly Prime Minister of Iraq under President Saddam Hussein from March until September 1991. He succeeded Hussein, who had previously been prime minister in addition to being president, but was forced out due to his reformist views.

Hammadi was born in Karbala and was a Shi'ite. He joined the Ba'ath Party during the 1940s. In addition, he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1956.

Hammadi previously served a stint as Iraqi Oil Minister, an important portfolio during a time of burgeoning economic progress, and served as Foreign Minister from 1974 until 1983, surviving Saddam's takeover in 1979. He also served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Iraq from 1983 until 1990 and from 1996 until the Fall of Baghdad in 2003.

During the 1991 Iraq rebellion Hammadi, a Shi'ite in the very top circle of the party, was appointed Prime Minister, likely due to placate Shi'ite Iraqi concerns over political dominance by a Sunni Arab clique from Tikrit. He was subsequently forced out the same year, but was returned to his position as Speaker in 1996.

Hammadi was later imprisoned at a prison camp in Iraq after the invasion. In February 2004, after nine months in the custody of the Americans, he was released and subsequently resettled in Qatar while seeking medical treatment abroad.

He died in a German hospital from liver cancer on 14 March 2007. At his janazah in Doha, his body was wrapped in the Ba'athist Iraqi flag.[1]


  1. ^ "المرحوم د. سعدون حمادي مفخرة رائعة من مفاخر العراق وذكرياتي معه في معتقل كروبر بالمطار". Retrieved 2022-08-01.

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Preceded by Prime Minister of Iraq
Succeeded by