Cesare Merzagora

Cesare Merzagora (9 November 1898 – 1 May 1991) was an Italian politician from Milan.


Cesare Merzagora
Cesare Merzagora.jpg
President of the Italian Senate
In office
25 June 1953 – 7 November 1967
Preceded byMeuccio Ruini
Succeeded byEnnio Zelioli-Lanzini
Acting President of Italy
In office
6 December 1964 – 29 December 1964
Prime MinisterAldo Moro
Preceded byAntonio Segni
Succeeded byGiuseppe Saragat
Minister of the Foreign Trade
In office
1 June 1947 – 1 April 1949
Prime MinisterAlcide De Gasperi
Preceded byEzio Vanoni
Succeeded byGiovanni Battista Bertone
Personal details
Born(1898-11-09)9 November 1898
Milan, Italy
Died1 May 1991(1991-05-01) (aged 92)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyChristian Democracy
(1948–1963)
Independent
(1963–1972; 1976–1991)
Italian Liberal Party
(1972–1976)
OccupationBanker, manager, politician

BiographyEdit

Merzagora was born in Milan on November 9, 1898.[1][2]

Between 1947 and 1949 Merzagora would serve as Italy's Minister of Foreign Trade.[3] He was President of Banca Popolare di Milano from 1950 to 1952, President of the Italian Senate from 1953 to 1967, and was also temporarily acting head of State, in the period between the resignation of Antonio Segni and the election of Giuseppe Saragat in 1964.[4][5][6] Merzagora was named senator for life in March of 1963.[1]

He was run as a candidate of the Italian Christian Democracy Party, and was affiliated to this party during his whole political career, although he never became its official member.[7]

He died in Rome on May 1, 1991.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "senato.it - Scheda di attività di Cesare MERZAGORA - X Legislatura". www.senato.it. Italian Senate. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Rizzo, Tito Lucrezio (23 October 2012). Parla il Capo dello Stato: sessanta anni di vita repubblicana attraverso il Quirinale 1946-2006 (in Italian). Gangemi Editore spa. ISBN 978-88-492-7460-8.
  3. ^ Mazzanti, Davide (2005). Vespa: Italian Style for the World. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-88-09-04337-4.
  4. ^ "Articolo tratto dal sito del Corriere della Sera – "La grande battaglia dei soci per l' ultima banca tutta milanese" 17 aprile 2009". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  5. ^ State, United States Department of (1988). Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers. U.S. Government Printing Office.
  6. ^ Agency, United States Central Intelligence (1963). Daily Report, Foreign Radio Broadcasts.
  7. ^ Italy; Documents and Notes. Centro di documentazione. 1972.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ezio Vanoni
Minister of the Foreign Trade
1947–1949
Succeeded by
Giovanni Battista Bertone
Preceded by
Meuccio Ruini
President of the Italian Senate
1953–1967
Succeeded by
Ennio Zelioli-Lanzini
Preceded by
Antonio Segni
President of Italy
Acting

1964
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Saragat
Business positions
Preceded by
Mario Cunietti
Chairman of the Banca Popolare di Milano
1950–1952
Succeeded by
Giovanni Battista Colombo