Selim Takla participated in gaining Lebanon its independence, and set the foundations of Lebanese politics, especially with regard to diplomatic relations with foreign countries.
Born to a family that had no relation to politics, he studied in St. Joseph College in Aintoura. From a young age, his ambition was to become a lawyer and defend human rights. Selim Takla believed that Lebanon's independence depended on a coalition between the East and the West.
He participated in the first post-independence government and fought to strengthen its unity and solidarity. A staunch statesman, he struggled to modify the Legislation and abolish the mandate privileges in the Legislation.
At the time of his death on January 11, 1945, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and deputy prime minister of Abdel Hamid Karameh's Cabinet (1943 - 1947).
Selim Takla