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At the invitation of President Eisenhower, Italy's President Giovanni Gronchi (pronounced Gron-key) will arrive in the U.S. next week for a 13-day visit.

Early Career: Born Sept. 10, 1887, near Pisa, to a family of modest means. His father was an accountant and a salami salesman. Forced to work to put himself through college, Gronchi joined the Catholic workers' movement while still a student, beginning a lifelong passion for politics; fought and was decorated three times for bravery in World War 1.

Political Career: After the war, he became a teacher of Italian at a technical school, helped found Don Luigi Sturzo's Popular...

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