Antonio Segni

4th President of Italy (1891-1972)

Antonio Segni (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈseɲɲi]; 2 February 1891 – 1 December 1972) was an Italian politician. He was the president of Italy from May 1962 to December 1964 and the prime minister two times between 1955 and 1960.[1]

Antonio Segni
President of Italy
In office
11 May 1962 – 6 December 1964
Prime MinisterAmintore Fanfani
Giovanni Leone
Aldo Moro
Preceded byGiovanni Gronchi
Succeeded byGiuseppe Saragat
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
16 February 1959 – 26 March 1960
PresidentGiovanni Gronchi
Preceded byAmintore Fanfani
Succeeded byFernando Tambroni
In office
6 July 1955 – 20 May 1957
PresidentGiovanni Gronchi
DeputyGiuseppe Saragat
Preceded byMario Scelba
Succeeded byAdone Zoli
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
In office
2 July 1958 – 16 February 1959
Prime MinisterAmintore Fanfani
Preceded byGiuseppe Pella
Succeeded byAttilio Piccioni
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
26 March 1960 – 7 May 1962
Prime MinisterFernando Tambroni
Amintore Fanfani
Preceded byGiuseppe Pella
Succeeded byAmintore Fanfani
Minister of the Interior
In office
16 February 1959 – 26 March 1960
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byFernando Tambroni
Succeeded byGiuseppe Spataro
Minister of Defence
In office
2 July 1958 – 16 February 1959
Prime MinisterAmintore Fanfani
Preceded byPaolo Emilio Taviani
Succeeded byGiulio Andreotti
Minister of Public Education
In office
17 August 1953 – 19 January 1954
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Pella
Preceded byGiovanni Bettiol
Succeeded byEgidio Tosato
In office
26 July 1951 – 16 July 1953
Prime MinisterAlcide De Gasperi
Preceded byGuido Gonella
Succeeded byGiovanni Bettiol
Minister of Agriculture
In office
13 July 1946 – 26 July 1951
Prime MinisterAlcide De Gasperi
Preceded byFausto Gullo
Succeeded byAmintore Fanfani
Member of the Parliament
Member of the Senate
In office
6 December 1964 – 1 December 1972
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
8 May 1948 – 10 May 1962
ConstituencyCagliari–Sassari–Nuoro
Member of the Constituent Assembly
In office
25 June 1946 – 31 January 1948
ConstituencyCagliari–Sassari–Nuoro
Personal details
Born(1891-02-02)2 February 1891
Sassari, Sardinia,
Kingdom of Italy
Died1 December 1972(1972-12-01) (aged 81)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Cause of deathProblems caused by a cerebral hemorrhage
Political partyItalian People's Party (1919–26)
Christian Democracy (1943–72)
Spouse(s)
Laura Carta Camprino (m. 1921)
Children4 (including Mario)
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He was the first Sardinian ever to become head of state and government. He was also the second shortest-serving president in the history of the Republic and the first one to resign from office due to illness.[2]

References

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  1. Rizzo, Tito Lucrezio (2 October 2012). Parla il Capo dello Stato: sessanta anni di vita repubblicana attraverso il Quirinale 1946–2006 (in Italian). Gangemi Editore spa. ISBN 9788849274608.
  2. Dimissioni del Presidente della Repubblica, Panorama