Franco Restivo

Franco Restivo (25 May 1911 – 17 April 1976) was an Italian politician.

Franco Restivo
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Minister of the Interior
In office
24 June 1968 – 17 February 1972
Prime MinisterGiovanni Leone
Mariano Rumor
Emilio Colombo
Preceded byPaolo Emilio Taviani
Succeeded byMariano Rumor
Minister of Defence
In office
17 February 1972 – 26 June 1972
Prime MinisterGiulio Andreotti
Preceded byMario Tanassi
Succeeded byMario Tanassi
Minister of Agriculture and Forests
In office
23 February 1966 – 24 June 1968
Prime MinisterAldo Moro
Preceded byMario Ferrari Aggradi
Succeeded byGiacomo Sedati
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
12 June 1958 – 17 April 1976
President of Sicily
In office
14 June 1949 – 4 June 1955
Preceded byGiuseppe Alessi
Succeeded byGiuseppe Alessi
Member of the Constituent Assembly
In office
25 June 1946 – 13 November 1947
Personal details
Born(1911-05-25)25 May 1911
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died17 April 1976(1976-04-17) (aged 64)
Francavilla di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
Political partyDC
Alma materUniversity of Palermo
ProfessionPolitician, University professor


Franco Restivo was son of Empedocle Restivo, a jurist and national deputy.[1] He studied law at the University of Palermo and in 1943 he became a professor of constitutional law at the Faculty of Law of the Sicilian university; later teaching public law at the Faculty of economics and commerce of the same university.

He was member of the Constituent Assembly between 1946 and 1947, of the Sicilian Regional Assembly between 1947 and 1958, and national Deputy from 1958 until his death.

Between 1949 and 1955 he served as President of the Sicilian Region. After his return to national politics, he also served as a Minister of Agricolture (Moro III Cabinet), as Minister of the Interior (Leone II Cabinet, Rumor I Cabinet, Rumor II Cabinet, Rumor III Cabinet and Colombo Cabinet) and as Minister of Defence (Andreotti I Cabinet).[2] During the period in which he held the dicastery of the Interior, Restivo faced a situation of serious deterioration of public order: massacre of Piazza Fontana, worsening of common and mafia crime, youth protest and political terrorism.

He died April 17, 1976, a few months before the end of the VI Legislature.

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