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Ansari, Abdorreza

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Gholam Reza Afkhami
Place
Bethesda, Maryland
Date
February 27, March 1, 2, 4, 6, 1991
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
Interviewee Details
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Point IV Program in Iran; Chief of the National Treasury and Deputy Minister of Finance; Minister of Labor; Managing Director, Khuzistan Water and Power Authority; Governor, Khuzistan Province; Minister of Interior; Managing Director, Imperial Organization for Social Services; Deputy to Princess Ashraf Pahlavi.
Abstract
Recollections of childhood, family and education; on meeting Director William Warne of the Point IV Program; Point IV operations in Iran; on young Iranians' contributions to Point IV and other development projects; on phasing out of the Point IV; on Iran-e No group; on Mohammad Moqaddam and Jamshid Amuzegar in the Iran-e No group; on Fakhreddin Shademan and Khalil Taleqani; as treasurer general; Iran's economic and financial conditions before the White Revolution of 1963; streamlining the Ministry of Finance and the national budget; as Minister of Labor; on Manuchehr Eqbal as prime minister; on the Khuzestan Water and Power Authority: background, structure, operations, accomplishments; on David Lillienthal; as governor of Khuzestan; on Hasan Ali Mansur as leader of the Progressive Circle (Kanun-e Moteraqqi) and as prime minister; on the Shah's support for development projects; as Minister of Interior; national elections of l967; on the problems with the Iran Novin Party; on relations with Prime Minister Hoveyda; on Ardeshir Zahedi; on the circumstances of leaving the Ministry of Interior; on the celebrations of the 2500 years of Iranian Monarchy; as Princess Ashraf's deputy in socio-cultural affairs; as managing director of the Imperial Organization for Social Services.

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