Tawfiq Basha Dous was an Egyptian lawyer, politician and economist. Born in Asyut, Egypt, Dous majored in law before participating in the National Movement, during which time he served as one of the founders of Egypt’s Constitutional Party. In 1927, Dous was appointed Minister of Agriculture and, three years later, was appointed Minister of Transportation. In addition to politics, Dous also worked in the field of economics and lead the International Hotel Company. Among his prominent works include his book entitled Asrar Al-Irtiqa’ (The Secrets to Improvement).