Puccio Pucci (lawyer)

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Not to be confused with the medieval Florentine politician Puccio Pucci (politician).

Puccio Pucci (12 April 1904 – 1985) was an Italian lawyer and sports official.[1] He was the son of the notary Pietro Pucci, a former director of the Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera, who was killed in Libya during the Second World War. Puccio's brother was the designer Emilio Pucci. He was born in Naples.

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During the Second World War Puccio served as a captain in the air force and was awarded the Medaglia di Bronzo al Valor Militare twice. As right-hand-man to Alessandro Pavolini, the secretary of the Partito Fascista Repubblicano, Puccio helped form the infamous Black Brigades.

Upon the Armistice, on 18 March 1944 he was made president of the Italian National Olympic Committee on the basis of his experience with FIDAL.[clarification needed] After many months in post, he was definitively removed from the national sporting movement of the kingdom of the south, officially from 28 June 1944, when presidente del consiglio of free Italy Ivanoe Bonomi appointed commissario Giulio Onesti in Puccio's place. After the war Puccio retired to his family's ancestral home at the 16th century Palazzo Pucci in Florence, renovating its central courtyard in works completed in 1980. Until 31 December 1947 he was the 12th marchese of Barsento.

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