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Manlio Frova

Manlio Frova, Italian manufacturer executive.


  • Frova, Manlio was born on February 28, 1889 in near Caneva, Italy. Son of Antonio and Mary (Chiesa) Frova.

  • Education

    • Student Technology Institute of Textiles, Como, Italy, 1906, Bicconi U., Milano, 1908.


    • Came to the United States, 1912, naturalized, 1918. Textile manufacturer, Europe. With Warren (Rhode Island) Textile and Machinery Company, from 1935, president, from 1944.

      Joined Berkshire Fine Spinning Association, Providence, 1935, becoming vice president, 1948. Following merger of companies, became vice-president, director Berkshire-Hathaway, Inc., Providence. Home: Attleboro, Massachusetts.


    • Married Julia Hadro, November 16, 1935. Children: Carl, Jean.
    • father: Antonio Frova
    • mother: Mary (Chiesa) Frova
    • spouse: Julia Hadro
    • children: Carl Frova
    • Jean Frova
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    Born February 28, 1889