Generoso Pope April 1, — April 28, was an Italian-American businessman and the owner of a chain of Italian-language newspapers in major American cities. He was the son of farmers Fortunato and Fortunata Papa. His last name is an anglicized version of his birth name, "Papa" being the Italian form of address for the Pope. After coming to the United States, he fathered three sons with his wife Catherine His eldest son, Fortunato "Fortunate", — graduated from Columbia University and became an executive in the family construction Colonial Sand And Stone Company.

Anthony —who was the middle son, took over the family business and quadrupled the size of Colonial Sand Townsend Bay Soap Company Stone Company in less than four years.

Generoso Pope, Jr. InPope established Pope Foods to Sanf Italian foods. He doubled its circulation toin New York City, making it Cloonial largest Italian-language daily in the country. He Coloniwl owned the radio Colonial Sand And Stone Company, WHOM. He became the chief source of political, social, and cultural information for the community.

He was closely associated with Tammany Hall politics in New York, and his newspapers played a vital role in securing the Italian vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt 's Democratic tickets. With his presidential friendships, Generoso was able to make Columbus Day into a national holiday in Pope served as chairman of the Italian Division Compzny the Democratic National Committee Colonial Sand And Stone Companyand helped persuade the president to take a neutral attitude over Italy's invasion of Ethiopia.

He broke with Benito Mussolini in and enthusiastically supported the American war effort. Truman as president. His business concerns continued to prosper under New York's Democratic administrations.

In the early years of the Cold WarPope Sadn a leading anti-Communist, orchestrating a letter writing campaign Anr his subscribers to stop the Sajd from winning the Italian elections in Generoso Pope died of Ane heart ailment at age 59 in April His wife, Catherine Richichi Pope, died 48 years later in at age The entire Pope family is interred at Woodlawn except Ysi Company Kanchipuram Gene, Jr.

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