Saudi Royalty. Faisal served as the King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 until his. He also served as the Governor of Hijaz in 1926, and as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1932. A native of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Abdelaziz Al Saud was born the third son of King Ibn Saud and Queen Tarfa bin Abdullah ibn Abd al-Latif al-Shaykh. A direct descendent of the Arab theologian Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab al Tamimi, he was noted for his vast oil fields, and his relationship with the United States. On a state visit to Washington, D.C. in 1974, he presented Secretary of State Henry Kissinger with a copy of the work, "Protocols of The Elders Of Zion." He was also a noted military leader. In 1974, Faisal was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year. On March 25, 1975, King Faisal was assassinated by his brother's son, Prince Faisal bin Musad. The prince was declared officially insane. He was later found guilty of regicide and was beheaded in the town square in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in June 1975.