Salih Mahdi Ammash
|Salih Mahdi Ammash|
|صالح مهدي عماش|
|Member of the Regional Command of the Iraqi Regional Branch|
11 November 1963 – September 1971
Baghdad, Kingdom of Iraq
|Political party||Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party|
|Alma mater||Baghdad Military College and Baghdad Staff College|
He was born into a peasant family in Baghdad, 1925. Ammash attended the Baghdad Military College and the Baghdad Staff College. He joined the Ba'ath Party in 1952 and become one of the first military Ba'athists in the Iraqi Regional Branch. Ammash was a member of the Free Officers and Civilians Movement which toppled the Iraqi monarchy.
Ammash was elected to the Regional Command for three separate terms. His daughter Huda became the first and only female member of the Regional Command on 18 May 2001.
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