Elias Fadel Girges was a lawyer, politician and a member of the Syrian parliament. He received his elementary education in Homs national college, after which he pursued a degree in law at the Syrian University. He worked as a lawyer in Latakia and was eventually elected to serve as Secretary of the Bar Association and a member of Parliament in 1937. He was also affiliated with National League Action’s Party. However, the French reportedly held a grudge against him for his political and national standings.