Sayyed Mohsen Sadr

Sayyed Mohsen Sadr

Sayyed Mohsen Sadr, known as Sadr-al-Ashraf (1871-1962), son of Sayyed Hussein, was born in Mahalat. His primary education consisted of traditionalsciences until the age of 11 which he learned in Mahalat and due to his father’s conflict with Zal-al-Sultan...

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Sayyed Mohsen Sadr, known as Sadr-al-Ashraf (1871-1962), son of Sayyed Hussein, was born in Mahalat. His primary education consisted of traditionalsciences until the age of 11 which he learned in Mahalat and due to his father’s conflict with Zal-al-Sultan, then governor, the family moved to Tehran and he continued his education in a seminary in Tehran.

In the beginning Sadr-al-Ashraf was Salar-al-Saltaneh’s teacher, who was the son of Naser-al-Din Shah, after Mozafar-al-Din Shah came to power, Hamadan’s rule was transferred to Salar-al-Saltaneh and Sadr went to Hamadan with him as his foreman. In 1906, Mokhber-al-Saltaneh (justice minister) invited Sadr-al-Ashraf to judicial services and appointed him the first deputyship of criminal courts.

After the bombardment of the parliament in 1908, a special court was formed in Baghshah to investigate the charges against those arrested and Sadr-al-Ashraf was one of the judges.

After Baghshah, Sadr-al-Ashraf served in the judicial positions below until 1933:

Chairman of the appellate courts in Tehran, Justice Directorate of Gilan, President of the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court, chairman of the disciplinary court for judges, General Prosecutor of Iran.

From 1933 to September 1936 Mohsen Sadr was the minister of justice in Foroughi and Mahmoud Jam’s governments and then entered the national parliament as the representative of Mahalat and Kamareh in the 11th, 12th and 13th periods. After his delegacy finished in 1943 he became minister of justice in Soheili’s government and on June 5th 1945 he became prime minister with the majority votes. During his few months of governorship, Mohsen Sadr was severely opposed by the Tudeh party and the minority group of the parliament led by Dr. Mosadegh. His opponents mentioned him as Baghshah interrogator and Baghshah executioner in their publications. Sadr-al-Ashraf resigned in October of the same year and left Iran. When he returned in 1948 he became Khorasan’s governor and in 1953 he joined the senate as the appointed senator from Tehran and became the chairman of the senate.

Mohsen Sadr died in Tehran at the age of 91.

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