Aleksandras Stulginskiswas the second President of Lithuania (1920 -1926), and was deported to a hand-labor Soviet gulag.
He began his theological studies in Kaunas and continued in Innsbruck, Austria. However, he decided not to become a priest and moved to the Institute of Agricultural Sciences in University of Hale. He graduated in 1913 and returned to Lithuania.
During World War I he moved to Vilnius. He was one of the founders of the Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party. He signed the memorandum for the president Woodrow Wilson, addressing the question of the recognition of the Lithuanian statehood by the U.S…
On February 16,1918 he signed the Act of Independence of Lithuania. 1922-1926 he was President of Lithuania.
All of the material on exhibit, as part of the Hope and Spirit project, at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, was organized by Stulginskis’ granddaughter, Ramune Rackauskas. Andrius V. Plioplys MD, Organizer and Curator