Alma Adamkienė (right) with Laura Bush
|First Lady of Lithuania|
February 26, 1998 – February 26, 2003
|Preceded by||Julija Brazauskienė|
|Succeeded by||Laima Paksienė|
July 12, 2004 – July 12, 2009
|Preceded by||Laima Paksienė|
|Succeeded by||Vacant since 2009|
February 10, 1927
|Nationality||Lithuanian / American|
|Spouse(s)||Valdas Adamkus (m. 1951)|
|Alma mater||Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg|
Alma Adamkienė (born Alma Nutautaitė in Šiauliai on February 10, 1927) is the wife of the former President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus, and was First Lady during his two terms (1998–2003 and 2004–2009). She also holds United States citizenship.
Her father, Stasys Nutautas, was a businessman; her mother, Ona Soblytė-Nutautienė, assisted her husband in various commercial activities. In 1944, when the Soviet Army returned to Lithuania, Alma Nutautaitė fled with her family to the West. She finished high school in Germany, and later studied Philology at Erlangen University in Nuremberg.
Alma Nutautaitė emigrated to the United States of America 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. Alma Nutautaitė married Valdas Adamkus in 1951, and took her husband's surname (she is known as Alma Adamkus in the United States).
During the presidential election held in Lithuania in 1997, Valdas Adamkus campaigned for the Presidency and won. After Adamkus became President, Adamkienė became involved in various Lithuanian social programs focusing on the welfare of children. She opened a foundation, the Alma Adamkienė Charity and Support Fund, in 1999.
- "Alma Adamkiene, The First Lady". Office of the President of Lithuania. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
- "Behind the scenes. The nation's First Lady plays a vital role in her husband's career". Office of the President of Lithuania. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
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