Adone Zoli

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Adone Zoli
Adone Zoli-1.jpg
35th
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
19 May 1957 – 1 July 1958
President Giovanni Gronchi
Deputy Giuseppe Pella
Preceded by Antonio Segni
Succeeded by Amintore Fanfani
Italian Minister of Justice
In office
26 July 1951 – 16 July 1953
Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi
Preceded by Attilio Piccioni
Succeeded by Guido Gonella
Italian Minister of Finance
In office
18 January 1954 – 10 February 1954
Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani
Preceded by Ezio Vanoni
Succeeded by Roberto Tremelloni
Italian Minister of Budget
In office
19 February 1956 – 1 July 1958
Prime Minister Antonio Segni
Himself
Preceded by Ezio Vanoni
Succeeded by Giuseppe Medici
Personal details
Born (1887-12-16)16 December 1887
Cesena, Emilia, Italy
Died 20 February 1960(1960-02-20) (aged 72)
Rome, Latium, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Christian Democracy

Adone Zoli (16 December 1887 – 20 February 1960) was a Italian politician and member of the Christian Democracy. He served as the 36th Prime Minister of Italy from 1957-1958.

Biography[edit]

Zoli was born in Cesena, in the province of Forlì-Cesena.

He was elected to the Italian Senate from 1948 to 1960. He was Minister of Justice in 1951 in Alcide De Gasperi's 7th government, Minister of Taxation in 1954 under Amintore Fanfani and Minister of Economical Balance under the first government led by Antonio Segni. As prime minister, a law was passed in October 1957 that extended compulsory pension insurance to small farmers, sharecroppers and tenant farmers, while a law of 13 March 1958 extended pension insurance to fishermen.[1]

Zoli, an anti-fascist, resigned the post of Prime Minister soon after it became clear that he would have needed to rely on the votes of the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement to form a majority in the Parliament. He was then convinced by President of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi, to remain in the post until the natural dissolution of the Italian Parliament in 1958. Zoli was the sole Italian Senator in office to become Prime Minister.

Political offices
Preceded by
Attilio Piccioni
Italian Minister of Justice
1951–1953
Succeeded by
Guido Gonella
Preceded by
Ezio Vanoni
Italian Minister of Finance
1954
Succeeded by
Roberto Tremelloni
Preceded by
Ezio Vanoni
Italian Minister of Budget
1956–1958
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Medici
Preceded by
Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani
Italian Senate
Preceded by
None, first democratic Senate
Italian Senator for Tuscany
Legislatures: I, II, III

1948 – 1960
Succeeded by
Title jointly held

References[edit]

  1. ^ Growth to Limits: The Western European Welfare States Since World War II Volume 4 edited by Peter Flora