COUNT GIUSEPPE VOLPI
Inscribed & Signed Photograph of Giuseppe Volpi (born in Venice on November 19, 1877; died in Rome on November 16, 1947) "Was an Italian businessman and Fascist politician. From 1921 to 1925 he acted as governor of Tripolitania. After this he served as finance minister and then President of Confindustria. As finance minister he had objections to Quota 90. He also founded the Venice Film Festival. His son is automobile racing manager Giovanni Volpi."
"Giuseppe Volpi ( 1877-1947), Count of Misurata, became wealthy at the beginning of the 20th century by exporting tobacco from the Ottoman Empire. He then returned home to Venice, and in 1905 was involved in setting up a company to generate and distribute electricity. His success led him to develop the port and industrial zone of Marghera (Venice) and to buy and manage Venice's best hotels. In 1922, he was appointed Governor of Tripolitania (Lybia), then an Italian colony, and from 1925 to 1928 he was Mussolini's Minister of the treasury and finance. He died 1n 1947 "
From COLLECTION OF ITALIAN HISTORY: 1848-1938