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Ahmad Saidi

Ahmad Saidi, Iranian export company executive. Decorated Order of Homayoon, Shah of Iran, 1962. Member high coordinating economic committee, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1968.; Member national gift committee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1964.; Member National Geography Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.

Background

  • Saidi, Ahmad was born on January 28, 1904 in Khoy, Iran. Son of Abol Hassan and Khanombozorg (Abolghassemi) Saidi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1935. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1937.

    Career

    • Assistant to president M. Dilmaghani & Company, Scarsdale, New York, 1938-1941. Instructor Persian Institute, 1942. Chief Persian Desk, Office of War Information, New York City, 1942-1943.

      Chief Persian section Department Defense, New York City, 1943-1945. Executive secretary Iran American Chamber of Commerce, New York City, 1945-1975. President General Foreign Sales Corporation, Scarsdale, New York, 1946-1968, chairman board 1968-1975.

      President Iran Trading Corporation, Scarsdale, 1949-1968. Chairman board Export Promotion Center, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1968. Inaugurated, director Voice of America broadcasts to Iran, 1943.

    Works

    • Author: (translated into English) Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam, 1992. Contributing author: Sufi Studies: East and West. Editor: Iran American Monthly Newsletter, 1950-1975, Iran American Review, 1945-1975.

      Numerous articles in Persian and English.

    Membership

    Member high coordinating economic committee, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1968. Member national gift committee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1964. Member National Geography Society, Pi Sigma Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Gettner, February 12, 1954. 1 child, Ali Emerson.
    • father: Abol Hassan Saidi
    • mother: Khanombozorg (Abolghassemi) Saidi
    • spouse: Elizabeth Gettner
    • child: Ali Emerson Saidi
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    Born January 28, 1904
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