Gholam-Hossein Elham

Gholam Hossein Elham

Gholam Hossein Elham, 2016
Minister of Justice
In office
15 January 2007  9 August 2009
Acting: 28 December 2006 – 15 January 2007
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Jamal Karimi-Rad
Succeeded by Morteza Bakhtiari
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
In office
10 August 2005  30 July 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Khatami
Succeeded by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran
In office
1 November 2011  2 August 2013
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Shamseddin Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Succeeded by Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
In office
6 August 2005  25 August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Abdollah Ramezanzadeh
Succeeded by Shamseddin Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 5657)
Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, Iran[1]
Political party Alliance of Builders
Spouse(s) Fatemeh Rajabi
Children Sadeq
Alma mater Tarbiat Modares University
Religion Shia Islam
Awards Order of Service (2nd class)[2]

Gholam-Hossein Elham (غلامحسین الهام, born 1959) is an Iranian politician who held several posts during the term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Early life

Elham was born in western Iran in 1959.[3] He holds a PhD in criminology from Tarbiat Modares University.[3]


Elham was a member of the Guardian Council from 2003 to 2008[3] and also held the post of spokesperson of the council.[4] He served as government spokesperson during the first term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[5]

He was appointed minister of justice upon the death of Jamal Karimi-Rad.[6] He was in office until 2009 when Morteza Bakhtiari replaced him in the post.[6] Elham served as Ahmedinejad's representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting's supervisory council.[3]

Personal life

Elham's spouse, Fatemeh Rajabi, is a journalist known for her support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and also for her fierce criticism of former-presidents Akbar Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.[7][5]

See also


  1. "غلامحسین الهام - سوابق".
  2. نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Potential Candidate Series: Gholam Hossein Elham". Iran Election Watch. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  4. "Iranian elections first round approved". Al Jazeera. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  5. 1 2 Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Eskandar (17 October 2012). "Ahmadinejad's one-time ardent supporter bids farewell to politics". Al Monitor. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. 1 2 Alizadeh, Hossein (16 August 2011). "The Best Government from Constitutional Revolution to Date!". Iran Briefing. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  7. PressTV: Battle of colors in Iran's presidential campaign (28 May 2009)

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