Born in 1942 (E.C.) at Chinhasen, the youngest of four children, Solomon Abebe had his early education in Medhane Alem Comprehensive Secondary School. His early ambition was to become a lawyer or a doctor. His hobbies are reading and riding. He would like to visit the U.S.A. and Israel. He has definite views on marriage. He wishes to marry a nurse from a poor family and that too after becoming a captain. His hope is that he would be remembered for outstanding service to his country after his retirement.