Vladas Mironas

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Vladas Mironas.

Vladas Mironas About this sound pronunciation  (22 June 1880 in Kuodiškės – 18 February 1953 in Vladimir) was a Lithuanian priest, politician and later Prime Minister of Lithuania.

In 1905, Mironas participated in the Great Vilnius Seimas and, in 1917, the Vilnius Conference. He was elected to the Council of Lithuania and became its second vice-chairman. Later he left politics and worked as a priest.

After the coup d'état in 1926, he was elected to the 3rd Seimas, and after couple of years again returned to priesthood. 1938 he was offered to become the Prime Minister of Lithuania representing Lithuanian Nationalists Union. In 1941 he was arrested and imprisoned, being freed a few days later by the Lithuanian Activist Front. Arrested again in 1945, he was forced to collaborate with NKVD and worked in Vilnius. As his collaboration with NKVD proved not to be satisfactory, Mironas was arrested yet again in 1947 and subsequently sent to Vladimir Prison, where he died in 1953.

References[edit]

  • "Mironas, Vladas". Encyclopedia Lituanica III: 545–546. (1970–1978). Ed. Simas Sužiedėlis. Boston, Massachusetts: Juozas Kapočius. LCC 74-114275.
Preceded by
Juozas Tūbelis
Prime Minister of Lithuania
24 March 1938 – 28 March 1939
Succeeded by
Jonas Černius