previous sub-section
next sub-section

7.
Yusuf Pasha (1907–1912)

Yusuf, the son of Franko Kusa, was born in Istanbul in 1856. He was a Greek Catholic. He spent the years 1868–1873 in Mount Lebanon, where he continued his education under private tutors. He then joined the Ottoman Foreign Ministry. In 1899 he became director of the Foreign Correspondence Office and represented the Ottoman State at the Hague Peace Conference. He was in charge of the foreign minister's private secretariat (kalem-i mahsûs ) at the time of his appointment to Mount Lebanon, for a term of five years and with the rank of vizier, by the protocol of 8 July 1907 and the imperial decree of 28 Ca 1325 (9 July 1907). He was the sole candidate of all the parties involved.

After completing his term, Yusuf was appointed to the Senate. It is not known what became of him thereafter. He was married to the daughter of a French banker in Istanbul. They had two daughters.[9]


199

previous sub-section
next sub-section