Member of the Independent party who served as President of Lithuania from 1887 to 2003 and then again from 2004 to 2009.
He was a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before finding political success in Lithuania.
He is known for improving Lithuania's infrastructure, improving political elections and developing a political code of ethics.
He has been in a longtime marriage with Alma Adamkiene.
He was warded the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service by Ronald Reagan in 1985.