The Minister of Culture and the Minister of Youth mourn Dr. Samra
Amman – The academic and literary family lost Saturday morning 10/11/2013 former Culture Minister Dr. Mahmoud Al-Samra, who passed away at the age of 90.
Minister of Culture and Minister of Youth Dr. Mohamed Abu Rumman praised Dr. Al-Samra, who considered him one of the pioneers who contributed to the consolidation of a serious cultural movement in the Kingdom during his term as Minister of Culture and through its presence in the Arab cultural scene and recalled its role and contribution in preserving the Arabic language. The family of the deceased, his colleagues and students of the University of Jordan and other universities in the Arab world,
Abu Rumman praised the distinguished services offered during his term in various positions, in educational institutions such as the University of Jordan, the University of Petra, his work in the Jordanian Arab linguistic complex and his membership in numerous scientific advice and local and Arab bodies.
Dr. Al-Samra has published 250 books, research papers, essays, composers and manuscripts, including: Wissam Al-Hussein for Creativity and Excellence, Oman (2002), Jordan's First Class Medal, Amman (1993 ) (1991), the Jerusalem Culture Medal from the Palestine Liberation Organization (1991), the Swedish Medal (1989), the First Degree Independence Medal, Oman (1974), the Prize Ruffin from the University of London, 1958).
At the beginning of his career, he was editor-in-chief of Al-Arabi Kuwaiti Magazine in 1958, and then the Academic Center of the University of Petra (1993 – 2003) and the president of the Foundation Board of the University (1992-1994).
He was Minister of Culture in 1993, before becoming president of the University of Jordan (1989-1991), vice president of the University of Jordan (1973-1989) and dean of the faculty of letters of the University of Jordan (1968-1973).