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Gaetano Martino

Gaetano Martino (mid), with Halvard Lange (r), and Lester B. Pearson (l), in 1956

Gaetano Martino (25 November 1900 - 21 July 1967) was an Italian politician, physician and university teacher.

A native of Messina, Sicily, he was a member of Italian Liberal Party. Gaetano Martino was one of the participants of the Messina Conference in 1955, which would lead to the Treaty of Rome in 1957. He was also President of the European Parliament from 1962 to 1964.

He died in Rome in 1967. His son Antonio Martino would follow in his footseps as Minister of Foreign Affairs, but would distinguish himself from his father, in that he would generally be considered one of Italy's leading Eurosceptics.

Political offices
Preceded by
Attilio Piccioni
Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1954–1957
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Pella
Preceded by
Egidio Tosato
Italian Minister of Public Instruction
1954–1955
Succeeded by
Giuseppe Ermini
Preceded by
Hans Furler
President of the European Parliament
1962–1964
Succeeded by
Jean Pierre Duvieusart
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