Hélou, Charles hĕl´o͞o [key], 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 Chamoun . Hélou served as Lebanon's president from 1964 to 1970.
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