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 Ahmad Hasan Al-Bakr

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Ahmad Hasan Al-Bakr

  • Birth 1 Jul 1914 Tikrit, Salah ad Din, Iraq
  • Death 14 Oct 1982 Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Burial Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Memorial ID 48075855

President of Iraq. Al-Bakr served as President of Iraq from July 17, 1968 to July 16, 1979. He entered the Iraqi Military Academy in 1938 after his early career as a school teacher. Al-Bakr was a member of the Ba'th Party and was forced to retire from the Iraqi army in 1959 for revolutionary participation. He became prime minister in 1963 for 10 months after the Ba'th coup of 1963 and after another Ba'th coup in 1968, became president of Iraq. Al-Bakr ruled in concert with fellow Ba'th leader Saddam Hussein and his foreign policy brought isolation and conflict with moderate Arab leaders. Border claims against Iran made bringing Iraq's Kurd population under control impossible until an agreement was reached in 1975. His economic policy first continued the previous regime's five year plan, but increased oil revenues brought about industrial expansion. Al-Bakr suffered a heart attack in 1976 and delegated most of his responsibilites to Saddam Hussein who succeeded him in 1979.

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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 13 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48075855
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ahmad Hasan Al-Bakr (1 Jul 1914–14 Oct 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48075855, citing Al Karkh Cemetery, Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq ; Maintained by Find A Grave .