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The Hon. Dom MINTOFF

Member of the House of Representatives

The Hon. Dom MINTOFF, Member of the House of Representatives. Order of Republic of Libya, 1971; Grand Cordon De L’Ordre de la Republique, Tunisia, 1973; Honorary Doctorate, University of Political Science, Ponterios, Greece; Order of Grand Cordon of Oiassam Alaouste, Morocco, 1978.


MINTOFF, The Hon. Dom was born on August 6, 1916 in Cospicua. Parents: Lawrence Mintoffand Concetta Mintoff(née Farrugia).


Lyceum; Seminary; Royal University of Malta, Bachelor of Science, 1937, Bachelor of Engineering and Architecture, 1939. Government Travelling Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship at University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Master of Arts, Engineering Science, 1939.


Gen.-Sec. Malta Labour Party 1936-1937. Member. Council of Government and Executive Council, 1945. Member of Parliament, 1947.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Reconstruction, 1947-1949. Resigned 1949; Leader of Malta Labour Party, 1949. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, 1955-1958.

Resigned 1958; Member of Parliament, 1962, 1966. Leader of the Opposition, 1962-1971. Prime Minister, 1971, 1976, 1981.

Minister of Interior, 1983-1984. Special adviser to Prime Minister, 1984. Member of Parliament, since 1987.

Architect and civil engineer since 1939. Civil Engineer, United Kingdom, 1941-1943. Architect, since 1943.

Chairman, Malta Counter Trade Company Ltd. 1985-1987.


  • Various articles in learned journals.


  • Other Interests

    Horse-riding, swimming, water-skiing, bocci.


Spouse Moyra de Vere Bentick, 1947. Children: Ann, Joan.