He participated actively in politics from his university days, when he supported the socialist movements. For a decade he ran a socialist magazine, but then he adopted a more conservative position.
After being appointed to the Senate of the Kingdom of Italy in 1919, in the days when the upper house of the Italian parliament was an unelected body, he was one of the signatories in the formation of the Italian Liberal Party (PLI).
EinaudiHe had been a journalist and academic since graduating in law from the University of Turin in 1895, becoming a professor at the University of Turin, as well as at the Polytechnic of Turin and the Bocconi University of Milan. He wrote about economic affairs for the Turin daily La Stampa before moving to Milan’s Corriere della Sera in 1903.
In the Senate, he voted against Mussolini’s war in Ethiopia in 1935 and against the proposed racial laws in 1938. When Mussolini was deposed and arrested in 1943, he was appointed rector of the University of Turin, but when the Germans released the dictator from arrest domiciled and installed as head of a new Italian Socialist Republic, he fled from Italy to Switzerland, where he was granted asylum.
Upon his return, he was appointed governor of the Bank of Italy and became part of the National Council of the Italian government before the formation of the Republic, in which he served its first prime minister, Alcide de Gasperi, in various ministerial positions, including that of deputy prime minister, prior to his election as president. On May 11, 1948 he was elected second president of the Italian Republic. At the end of the seven-year term in 1955, he became a senator for life.EinaudiHe was a member of numerous cultural, economic and university institutions. He was a supporter of the ideal of European federalism. He passed away on October 30, 1961.
EinaudiHe entered the winemaking business in 1897 at the age of 23 when he acquired an 18th century farm called San Giacomo on the outskirts of Dogliani, his mother’s hometown, about 10 km from Carrù, which came with a chapel in ruins and about 15 hectares of land with vines.
The estate began to bottle Dolcetto di Dogliani under the Poderi Einaudi label, withLuigiattending the harvest every year, despite their many commitments.
The University of Turin now has an Einaudi Campus named in his honor.