“italian Disraeli”, Senator Artom, Dies in Rome at 67

Senator Ernest Artom, president of the Italian Colonial Institute, dean of the Italian diplomatic corps and a member of a distinguished Jewish family, died here yesterday at the age of 67.

Senator Artom, who was frequently described as the Italian Disraeli, was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and was one of the men responsible for the new Italian colonial policy. He is also credited with being instrumental in the acquisition of Tripoli.

Senator Artom was a member of the Italian delegation at the International Disarmament Conference at The Hague in 1899 and also at the Genoa conference in 1922. He was awarded the highest Italian order of Cavaliere di Gran Croce.

Born into an orthodox Jewish family in Asti on August 7, 1869. Artom was appointed Senator on October 6, 1919.

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