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Enrico Celio (19 June 1889 – 23 February 1980) was a Swiss lawyer, politician and journalist, a member of the Conservative Party, State Councilor and Federal Councilor. He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 22 February 1940 and handed over office on 15 October 1950. He was affiliated to the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland.

Enrico Celio
Enrico Celio
Born(1889-06-19)June 19, 1889
DiedFebruary 23, 1980(1980-02-23) (aged 90)
NationalitySwiss
Enrico Celio (on the right) visiting Swissair

During his office time he held the Department of Posts and Railways and was President of the Confederation twice in 1943 and 1948.

BiographyEdit

Enrico Celio was born in Ambrì, a hamlet of Quinto, as the second son of Emilio Celio, a school inspector and of Maria Danzi. He attended the Salesian gymnasium in Balerna[1] and received his high school diploma at the Jesuits in Milan. He graduated in literature and philosophy at the University of Fribourg in 1915. From 1916 to 1921 he was a journalist and then director of the newspaper of the Ticino conservative party People and Freedom. In 1921 he resumed his studies in law at Fribourg, earning a licensed attorney. He was a member of the Grand Council[2] of Ticino in the ranks of the conservative party[3] from 1913 to 1932.

He was elected to the National Council[4] in 1924 from 1927 to 1928 and in 1932. In 1932 he succeeded Giuseppe Cattori in the Ticino State Council[5] where he took the lead of the Department of Public Education and Justice and Police[6].

In February 1940 he was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland[7] to replace Giuseppe Motta[8] where he held the Federal Department of Post and Railways for ten years. On two occasions he was President of the Swiss Confederation in 1943 and in 1948.

WorksEdit

  • Enrico Celio, An example of life: Giuseppe Motta, Istituto Editoriale Ticinese, Bellinzona 1957; Idem, The Leventine revolt of 1755, Grassi 6 Co, Bellinzona 1958.

BibliographyEdit

  • Editorial, "Election to the Federal Council", in Popolo e Libertà of 22 February 1940.
  • Eugen Teucher, Unsere Bundesräte seit 1848 in Bild und Wort , Basel 1944, 333-335.
  • Giovanni Ferretti, Ad vocem , in Enciclopedia Italiana 1938-1948 , «Appendix II, A-H», Rome 1948, 550.
  • Editorial Necrologio , in Corriere del Ticino of 25 February 1980.
  • Alberto Lepori, Fabrizio Panzera (edited by), the Men our. Thirty biographies of politicians , Armando Dadò publisher, Locarno 1989, 98-102.
  • Fabrizio Panzera, Enrico Celio , in Urs Altermatt (edited by), Die Schweizer Bundesräte: ein biographisches Lexikon , Artemis & Winkler, Zurich and Munich 1991.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Balerna in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'
  2. ^ Grand Council in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'
  3. ^ Conservative party in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'
  4. ^ National Council in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'
  5. ^ State Council in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'
  6. ^ Lepori, Panzera, 1989, 98-102.
  7. ^ Federal Council in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'
  8. ^ Giuseppe Motta in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.Error in template * invalid parameter (Template:HDS): '1'

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Preceded by
Giuseppe Motta
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1940–1950
Succeeded by
Josef Escher