Date and Place of Birth    February 26, 1885 in a peasant family Tauragė county, Kaltinėnai rural district, Kutaliai village Family           Married Ona Matulaitytė in 1920, daughter Aldona Professional Qualifications Agronomist, Halle Agricultural Institute in Germany, 1910–1913 Political, Public, Professional and Cultural Engagement  Published and edited a number of periodicals and booklets for farmers; organized training courses for elementary teachers Member of the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Relief Society for helping victims of the war, 1914–1918 Participant of the Lithuanian Conference in Vilnius, 1917 Member of the Lithuanian Council, later of the State Council, 1917–1919 Signed the Lithuanian Independence Act on February 16, 1918 Minister without Portfolio in the 2nd Cabinet, 1918–1919 Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs, Nutrition and Public Works in the 3rd Cabinet, 1919 Minister of Agriculture and National Assets in the 4th Cabinet, 1919 Chairman and Acting President of the Constituent Seimas, 1920–1922 Chairman of the 3rd Seimas, 1926–1927 Party Membership Member of Lithuanian Christian Democrat Party, 1918–1936 In Presidential Office     December 21, 1922 – June 7, 1926 After Term of Office Withdrew from active political life in 1927 Deported to Siberia by Soviet authorities in 1941 Sentenced to 25 years of prison, but released after 2 years (after Stalin’s death) Returned to Lithuania in 1956 Died in Kaunas on September 22, 1969. Buried in Panemunė cemetery

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