Alma Adamkienė

First Lady of Lithuania, wife of Valdas Adamkus

Alma Adamkienė (née Nutautaitė; February 10, 1927[1] – May 21, 2023) was a Lithuanian-American philologist, philanthropist and public servant. She was born in Šiauliai, Lithuania. She is the wife of the former President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus since being married in 1951.

Alma Adamkienė
First Lady of Lithuania
In role
26 February 1998 – 26 February 2003
PresidentValdas Adamkus
Preceded byJulija Brazauskienė
Succeeded byLaima Paksienė
In role
12 July 2004 – 12 July 2009
PresidentValdas Adamkus
Preceded byLaima Paksienė
Succeeded byDiana Nausėdienė (2019)
Personal details
Alma Nutautaitė

(1927-02-10)10 February 1927
Šiauliai, Lithuania
Died21 May 2023(2023-05-21) (aged 96)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Spouse(s)Valdas Adamkus (m. 1951)
Alma materFriedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Adamkienė was First Lady during his two terms (1998–2003 and 2004–2009). She also holds United States citizenship. She immigrated to the United States in 1949. She first worked as a laboratory assistant at a steel factory. Later, she took a position with an insurance company. She also organized and participated in Lithuanian émigré activities.

During the presidential election held in Lithuania in 1997, her husband Valdas Adamkus campaigned for the Presidency and won.[2] After Adamkus became president, Adamkienė became involved in many Lithuanian social programs focusing on the welfare of children. Adamkienė had no children. She died from a stroke in Vilnius, on 21 May 2023, at the age of 96.[3]

References change

  1. "Alma Adamkiene, The First Lady". Office of the President of Lithuania. Archived from the original on 2021-03-13. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  2. "Behind the scenes. The nation's First Lady plays a vital role in her husband's career". Office of the President of Lithuania. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  3. "Lithuania's former first lady Alma Adamkienė passes away aged 96". Lithuanian National Radio and Television. 21 May 2023. Retrieved 21 May 2023.

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