Frola, Secondo

Name: Frola, Secondo
Gender: male
Birth: 1850 Montanaro
Death: 1929 Torino
Description: Secondo Frola followed the family’s professional path and earned a degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Turin at the age of 21. Specializing in economic and social issues, Frola became a close allied of the center-left group of Agostino De Pretis, and served in important administrative and political posts. He became Minister of the Postal and Telegraphic Services in 1898. He was one of the longest-serving Mayors of Turin (1903 – 1909) and under his leadership, Turin underwent numerous projects of urban renewal and development (he worked towards and strongly promoted the realization of Turin 1911). A fervent sustainer of technological advancement, he served as the President of the Royal Italian Industrial Museum and as president of the Comitato Generale (General Committee) for the organization of the International Exposition in 1911. In 1900 he was named Senator of the Italian kingdom.
Places: Plus Torino
Plus Montanaro
Photographs: Secondo Frola