Valdas Adamkus Photo

Valdas Adamkus

Born: Nov 3, 1926

Birthplace: Kaunas

Profession: Politician

Nationality: Lithuania

Valdas Adamkus

Date of Birth : Nov 3, 1926
Birth Place : Kaunas

Valdas Adamkus was President of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009. In Lithuania, the President's tenure lasts for five years; Adamkus' first term in office began on 26 February 1998 and ended on 28 February 2003, following his defeat by Rolandas Paksas in the next presidential election. Paksas was later impeached and removed from office by a parliamentary vote on 6 April 2004. Soon afterwards, when a new election was announced, Adamkus again ran for president and was re-elected. His approval ratings were high and he was regarded as a moral authority in the state. He chose not to run for re-election during the Lithuanian presidential election in 2009 and was succeeded on 12 July 2009 by Dalia Grybauskaite. He is married to Alma Adamkiene, who is involved in charitable activities in Lithuania. The President remains involved in international development, and is a member of the European Academy of Diplomacy.


  • Politician
  • Civil engineer

Also known as

  • Voldemaras Adamkavicius


  • Ignas Adamkavicius


  • Alma Adamkiene
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