Born Mar. 30, 1915, in Lenola, near Rome. Participant in the Italian workers’ movement, leader of the Italian Communist Party (ICP).
Ingrao, the son of an office worker, graduated from the faculties of law and philology at the University of Rome. In 1940 he joined the Communist Party, becoming one of the principal leaders of the underground Communist groups in Rome. From 1947 to 1957 he was the editor in chief of the Roman edition of the newspaper L’Unita. In 1951, Ingrao was elected to serve on the governing body of the Communist Party. In 1966 he became a member of the Politburo of the ICP. Since 1948, he has been a deputy at all convocations of the parliament of the republic of Italy. From 1968 to 1972, Ingrao was the chairman of the Communist faction in the Chamber of Deputies.