Hélou, Charles

Hélou, Charles

(hĕl`o͞o), 1911–2001, Lebanese political leader. After working as a newspaper publisher, he was appointed (1947) Lebanon's representative to the Vatican. He served (1954–55) as minister of justice and health in the government of Camille ChamounChamoun, Camille
, 1900–1987, Lebanese political leader. Chamoun held a variety of governmental posts before serving as president of Lebanon (1952–58). A Maronite Christian, Chamoun was opposed by Muslim leaders who disliked his pro-Western policies.
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. Hélou served as Lebanon's president from 1964 to 1970.
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