Nov 20, 1877Beirut VilayetDied on 02 Jan 1962 (aged 84)
About Fares Al Khoury
Faris al-Khoury (Arabic: ???? ???????) ( November 20, 1877 – January 2, 1962) was a Syrian statesman, minister, prime minister, speaker of Parliament, and godfather of modern Syrian politics; born in Hasbaya in today's modern Lebanon.
Faris Khoury went on to become prime minister of Syria from October 14, 1944, to October 1, 1945, and from October 1954 to February 13, 1955.
Faris Koury's position as prime minister is, as of 2017, the highest political position a Syrian Christian has ever reached.
Khoury's electoral popularity was due in part to his staunch secularist and nationalist policies.
As a die-hard Syrian nationalist, Khoury never compromised on his principles and was resolutely against pan-Arabism and the ill-fated union between Syria and Egypt.
Khoury opposed the short-lived union between Nasser's Egypt and republican Syria, the United Arab Republic.
Through it all Faris Khoury served his country for almost 50 years.
He was the grandfather of noted Syrian novelist Colette Khoury.