Giovanni Pieraccini (1918–2017) was an Italian journalist and socialist politician who was a member of the Italian Socialist Party. He Started his political career in 1948 Pieraccini served in different cabinet posts in the period 1963–1974.
Pieraccini’s Early life and education
Pieraccini was born in Viareggio on 25 November 1918. He was given the name of his father who had died before his birth.
Pieraccini completed his high school education at the Carducci gymnasium in Viareggio. He graduated from the University of Pisa obtaining a law degree. Pieraccini participated in the resistance forces in Florence after 8 September 1943.
After the liberation of Florence Pieraccini he was made the councilor of the first democratic administration and worked as the director of a socialist weekly entitled La defense.
He was editor of the newspaper of the the Resistance forces entitled La Nazione del Popolo and codirector of another newspaper, Il Nuovo corriere.
Pieraccini was a deputy from 1948 to 1968. He was part of the group which assumed the leadership of the Italian Socialist Party and director of the newspaper Avanti! from 1960 to 1963.
He was appointed minister of public works to the first cabinet of Prime Minister Aldo Moro in December 1963 and was in office until 23 July 1964. He served as the minister of budget in the second and third Moro cabinet (19641968). Pieraccini was a member of the Italian Senate from 1968 to 1976 and was the head of the socialist group at the Senate.
He was appointed minister of merchant navy to the cabinet led by Mariano Rumor in 1973 and was in office until 14 March 1974.
Then Pieraccini was named the minister for the coordination of scientific and technological research initiatives on 14 March 1974 to the next cabinet of Mariano Rumor which he held until November that year.
Following his retirement from politics in 1974, Pieraccini served as the president of the Assitalia insurance company in 1983 and president of the SEC Naval Shipyard in Viareggio.
In 1986 he founded an organization with JeanMarie Drot called RomaEuropa which initiated the Romaeuropa Festival, a cultural festival.
Pieraccini died in Viareggio on 14 July 2017.
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