Giovanni Marcora

Giovanni Marcora (22 December 1922 5 February 1983) was an Italian businessman, politician and minister.


He was born at Inveruno, near Milan. After the Armistice with Italy of 8 September 1943, aged 21, Marcora entered the Italian resistance movement, with the nickname of Albertino, fighting in the province of Milan and the Ossola, and participating in the liberation of Milan on 25 April 1945.

In 1953 he was one of the founders of the Christian Democracy (Democrazia Cristiana). He later was appointed as party's provincial secretary of Milan and vice-secretary national. In 1968 he became senator for the college of Vimercate. Between 1970 and 1975 and from 1980 until his death he was also mayor of Inveruno.

In 1974 Aldo Moro called him as minister of Agriculture in his cabinet, a position that Marcora held uninterruptedly until 1980, before moving to the Ministry of Industry in 1981–82.

He died at Inveruno of cancer in 1983.

Political offices
Preceded by
Antonio Bisaglia
Italian Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Bartolomei
Preceded by
Filippo Maria Pandolfi
Italian Minister of Trade and Industry
Succeeded by
Calogero Antonio Mannino

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