Prime Minister Ahmad Nami dressed in full Masonic attire in 1925

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Ahmad Nami (1878-1962) was the son-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. Hailing from a prominent family of Circassian origins, his father Fakhri Bey was governor of Beirut during the Ottoman Era. Ahmad Nami was appointed Prime Minister shortly before outbreak of the Syrian Revolt of 1925. His 6-man cabinet was divided between independents and nationalist figures, where he appointed three ranking anti-French politicians (Fares al-Khury, Lutfi al-Haffar, and Husni al-Barazi) as cabinet ministers.