Habib Abou Chahla

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Habib Abu Shahla
حبيب أبو شهلا
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Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament
In office
Minister of Justice
In office
Personal details
Born1902 (1902)
Beirut, Ottoman Empire
Died22 March 1957(1957-03-22) (aged 54–55)
Beirut, Lebanon
EducationAmerican University of Beirut
University of Paris

Habib Abou Shahla (Arabic: حبيب أبو شهلا‎ / Ḥabīb Abū Shahlā) or Abi Shahla (Arabic: أبي شهلا‎ / Abī Shahlā; 1902[citation needed] – March 22, 1957[1]) was a Lebanese politician and public figure, several times member of Parliament.[1] He was the Minister of Justice in 1943 and the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament between 1946 and 1947.[2] He had studied at the American University of Beirut and at the University of Paris.[3]

A street bears his name and a statue of him stands in Beirut.

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  1. ^ a b "Obituary". Middle East Forum. Vol. 32. p. 12.
  2. ^ Imad Salamey. The Government and Politics of Lebanon.
  3. ^ Donald Malcolm Reid. Lawyers and Politics in the Arab World: 1880–1960. p. 257.