Silvio Gava

Silvio Gava (25 April 1901 in Vittorio Veneto – 23 December 1999 in Rome) was an Italian politician who was one of the founders of the Christian Democracy Party.[1] He hailed from a family in Naples.[2] He was a lawyer by profession.[3]

Silvio Gava

Gava held several government posts for 13 times between 1948 and 1975, including minister of grace and justice, minister of treasury and minister of industry and commerce.[1][4] From 1969 to 1974 Gava was the head of Christian Democracy Party's senatorial group.[3]

Gava's son, Antonio Gava, was also a politician from the Christian Democracy Party and served in various ministerial posts.[3] Silvio Gava was the author of several books,[5] one of which is his memoirs published in 1999.[3]


  1. ^ a b Celso Costantini; Bruno Fabio Pighin (1 January 2014). The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal: Celso Costantini's Wartime Diaries, 1938-1947. McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-7735-9006-9.
  2. ^ "Portrait of a Political Leader: Vincenzo Scotti". Raffaele Lauro. 7 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 August 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Felia Skyle Allum (March 2000). The Neapolitan Camorra: Crime and Politics in Post-war Naples (1950-92) (PhD thesis). Brunel University. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  4. ^ Roberta Cristin. Legislature V of Italy and Andreotti I Cabinet (PDF) (MA thesis). LUISS. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Gava, Silvio 1901-". WorldCat Identities. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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