Arnold Giancola was a Havenite citizen and politician.
He was a low mid-level treasury bureaucrat under the Legislaturalists and then the Committee of Public Safety. His competence drew attention and he transferred to the State Department, then back to the Treasury under Avram Turner.
His brother Jason was a senator who helped him build a powerful political machine.
After the fall of Oscar Saint-Just and the restoration of the Republic, Giancola became Eloise Pritchart's primary political opponent and took nineteen percent of the popular vote. Because he emerged as the second most powerful politician after the presidential election, Pritchart offered him the post of Secretary of State of the Republic of Haven in 1915 PD.
Extremely ambitious and ruthless, he altered messages between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and Haven to weaken Pritchart. However, his actions resulted in the President's decision to resort to military force, beginning the Second Havenite-Manticoran War. Surprised and distressed that he misread her so badly, Giancola tried to cover up his tracks, but he and his brother were killed in an aircar accident in 1920 PD. Leslie Montreau replaced him as Secretary of State. (HH10, HH11)
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of the Republic of Haven
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