Cesare Merzagora

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His Excellency
Cesare Merzagora
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President of the Italian Senate
Acting President of the Republic
from 6 December 1964 to 29 December 1964
In office
25 June 1953 – 7 November 1967
Preceded by Meuccio Ruini
Succeeded by Ennio Zelioli-Lanzini
Minister of the Foreign Commerce
In office
1 June 1947 – 1 April 1949
Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi
Preceded by Ezio Vanoni
Succeeded by Giovanni Battista Bertone
Personal details
Born (1898-11-09)9 November 1898
Milan, Italy
Died 1 May 1991(1991-05-01) (aged 92)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Christian Democracy
Italian Liberal Party
Occupation Banker, manager, politician

Cesare Merzagora (9 November 1898 – 1 May 1991) was an Italian politician from Milan. He was President of Banca Popolare di Milano from 1950 to 1952,[1] President of the Italian Senate from 1953 to 1967, and was also temporarily acting head of State, in the period between the resignation of Antonio Segni and the election of Giuseppe Saragat in 1964. Merzagora was named senator for life in 1963. [2]

He was run as a candidate of the Italian Christian Democracy Party, and was affiliated to this party during his whole political career, although he never became its official member.

He died in Rome.


Italian Senate
Preceded by
Meuccio Ruini
President of the Italian Senate
Succeeded by
Ennio Zelioli-Lanzini
Preceded by
Italian Senator for Lombardy
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Italian Senator for life
Succeeded by
Title jointly held