Party affiliation: Christian Democratic Party
General Councillor, CISL (Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori - Italian Confederation of Worker’s Unions). Member of Study Committee of European Economic Community. Active in Catholic Youth Movement, Naples.
National Leader, Student Movement - GIAC. Head of Confederal Office of the South. Member Secretariat of Committee of Ministers for the South.
Head of Office for industrial problems. ViceSec. General, Secretary General of Committee of Ministers for the South. Elected Deputy. Naples-Caserta.
1968; member Committee on Budget and State Participation. Re-elected Deputy, 1972. Re-elected Deputy, 1976.
Under-Secretary for Budget and Economic Planning in 3rd Andreotti government. Minister for Labour and Social Security in 4th and 5th Andreotti government. Re-elected Deputy, 1979.
Confirmed as Minister for Labour and Social Security in Cossiga government. Minister for internal coordination of Commumnity Politics, in 2nd Cossiga government, and in Forlani government. Minister for Cultural and Environmental Heritage in 1st and 2nd Spadolini government.
Minister for Labour in 5th Fanfani government. Re-elected Deputy, 1983. Minister without Portfolio for Coordination of Civil Protection in 1st Craxi government.
Resigned, 1984 in substitution for On. Giuseppe Zamberletti. Vice-Sec of Christian Democrats.
Re-elected Deputy 1987. Member Committee on Public and Private Labour. University Professor.
Administrative adviser to Finance Company INSUD. Lecturer, Centre for Training and Study, Cassa per il Mezzogiomo (Bank). Vice-President Workers Cultural Institute.
Lecturer, Trade Union School, CISL, for Directors. Vice-Director Head of 11 Nuovo Osservatore.