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Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jabir Al-Sabah
(1899–)


Biographical

Knight Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire [UK]
Grand Cordon of the Order of Ismail 1967 [Egypt]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1967 [Italy]
Grand Cross of the Order of Muhammad [Morocco]
Grand Officer of the Order of the Cedars [Lebanon]
Order of Civil Merit, 1st class [Syria]
King George VI Coronation Medal 1937 [UK]

Special Adviser to the Emir 1971–66
Minister of Commerce and Industry 1965–71
Minister of Education 1962–64
Minister of Justice 1961–62
President of the Education Department 1959–61
Director of the Courts Department 1959–61
Chief justice 1959–61
Member of the Supreme Council 1955–61
Director-general of the Board of Education 1936
Collector of Land Customs 1936
President of the Kuwait Municipality 1930
Chief of Police and Security Departments 1928–36
Chief Magistrate 1928–30

Abdullah fought at the battles of Acid in 1919, Jahra in 1920, and Al-Raqi’i in 1928.

Son of Jabir Al-Sabah and Munira Al-Hamud. He had the following wives:
1. Shaikha Munira Al-Sabah
2. Sabika Al-Durkhan
3. Nura Al-Hawaila, of the Ajman clan (as her first husband; divorced; †1984
4. Munira, daughter of Hamad of the Shammar tribe
5. 1952, Nura, daughter of Thunayan bin Thunayan Al-Ghanim
6. 1956 (divorced 1961) Leila Mura’bi
7. Taiba Al-Gharaballi (†1958)
8. Tarfa bint Hamad of the Ajman clan
9. Shaikha Hind bint Fahad Al-Sabah (divorced)
10. Inan, daughter of Muhammad bin Falah Al-Sadun
11. Heidi Dichter (divorced 1961)
12. 1983, a daughter of Saud bin Bugti Al-Mutalaqqim of the Ajman clan
13. 1984, Nawal (*1964), daughter of ‘Abdu’llah bin Hamad Al-Shammar
14. N of the Barakat family
15. 1985 Fatima Al-Shammari (divorced)
He had issue.


 




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