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Mario Scelba

politician

Mario Scelba, Italian government official. Founder, Christian Democratic Party and newspaper II Popolo, 1941; minister for posts and telecommunications, 1945-1947, minister interior, 1947-1953, 60-62, 54-55; prime minister, 1954-1955; member Chamber of Deputies; deputy to European Parliamentary Assembly, 1958-1991; president national council Christian Democratic Party, 1966-1991.

Background

SCELBA, Mario was born on September 5, 1901 in Caltagirone.

Education

Juris Doctor, University Rome. Degree (honorary), University Ottawa, Canada. Degree (honorary), Columbia University.

Degree (honorary), Fordham University.

Career

Founder member Italian People's Party 1919. Practised as lawyer after suppression of People's Party since 1926. Re-entered politics 1941 and became one of founders of Christian Democrat Party and newspaper II Popolo.

Minister for Posts and Telecommunications 1945-1947. Minister of the Interior 1947-1953,1960-1962. Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior 1954-1955.

Deputy to the European Pari. Assembly 1958-1979, President 1969-1971. President National Council of the Christian Democrat Party 1966.

President Senate’s Commission, on Foreign Affairs. Honorary degrees University of Ottawa, Columbia University (Washington), Fordham University and St. John's University (New York).

Membership

Founder, Christian Democratic Party and newspaper II Popolo, 1941. Minister for posts and telecommunications, 1945-1947, minister interior, 1947-1953, 60-62, 54-55. Prime minister, 1954-1955.

Member Chamber of Deputies. Deputy to European Parliamentary Assembly, 1958-1991. President national council Christian Democratic Party, 1966-1991.

Connections

Married Nerina Palestini in 1929.

spouse:
Nerina Palestini