Date and Place of Birth    August 10, 1874 in a peasant family Ukmergė county, Taujėnai rural district, Užulėnis village Family           Married Sofija Chodakauskaitė in 1904, son Julius and daughter Marija Professional Qualifications                    Lawyer, Petersburg University, Faculty of Law, 1897–1892 Political, Public, Professional and Cultural Engagement  Bank clerk in Žemės ūkio bankas, 1902–1917 Participant of the Great Seimas of Vilnius, 1905 Memberof the Central Committee of the Lithuanian Relief Society for helping victims of the war, 1914–1918 Participant of the Lithuanian Conference in Vilnius, 1917 Head of the Lithuanian Council, later of the State Council, 1917–1919 Signed the Lithuanian Independence Act on February 16, 1918 Became the first President of the Lithuanian State on April 6, 1919 Lecturer of ethics, ancient philosophy and Lithuanian stylistics at the University of Lithuania, 1923–1927 Vice-Chairman of the Board of the International Bank; founder and one of the leaders of a number of societies and companies, 1924–1940 Elected to the 3rd Seimas, 1926 Published and edited a number of periodicals; publicized original and translated works on philosophy and other research papers Party Membership Member of Lithuanian Democratic Party, 1902–1907 Head of National Progress Party, 1920–1924 Founder, member and Chairman (1925–1926) of Lithuanian Nationalist Union, 1924–1940 In Presidential Office     April 6, 1919 – June 19, 1920 December 19, 1926 – June 15, 1940 Soviet occupation After Term of Office The term was aborted by the Soviet occupation in 1940; therefore, Smetona moved West and settled in the USA Died in a fire under mysterious circumstances in Cleveland, USA, on January 9, 1944

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