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The information below has been extracted from the original Italian article contained in the 1939 Edition of the "Guida Generale Degli Italiani In Gran Bretagna". An English translation has been provided below the transcription. Please inform the Webmaster of any translation errors.

SAITTA, GIOVANNI

Nacque a Palermo il 26.5.1891 da famiglia ben nota e rispettata nel commercio agrumario. Acquistata esperienza commerciale in Francia, in Belgio, egli passa a Londra dove risiede da 20 anni. Qui costituisce la ditta Saitta e Cambino, che svolge una eccellente e proficua attività commerciale nell'importazione di agrumi. In quel di Palermo, dove egli possiede aranceti e campi di limoni dai quali esporta la maggior parte della sua merce, trovano lavoro oltre a un centinaio di lavoratori. Vero gentiluomo nei modi e nelle azioni, egli gode di larga stima nel mondo commerciale agrumario ed ortofrutticolo. Fascista schietto e generoso sa andare incontro con munificenza ai colpiti dalla sventura. Egli è Presidente solerte dell'Associazione tra gli importatori orto frutticoli ed agrumari.

Translation

He was born in Palermo on 26th May, 1891 of a well known and respected family in the citrus business. He acquired his commercial experience in France, in Belgium, he moves to London where he has lived by 20 years. Here he established the company "Saitta and Cambino" that produces excellent and profitable business in the importation of citrus fruits. In Palermo, where he owns orange and lemon fields from which he exports most of its produce, ho provides work over a hundred workers.

True gentleman in manners and actions, he enjoys wide respect in the commercial world and citrus fruit and vegetables. An outspoken and generous fascist he meet with munificence the victims struck by misfortune. He is President of the association between zealous importers of fruit and citrus gardens.