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Signatory of Lithuania's Independence Act Antanas Racas dies

BC, Vilnius, 10.02.2014.Print version

73-year-old Signatory, Member of the 6th and 7th Seimas, Antanas Racas, died on Sunday, informs LETA/ELTA.


Racas graduated from Sakiai District Kiduliai secondary school. In 1962-1967, studied Germanic languages in Vilnius University where he received a degree in philology. He later worked in various schools. In 1976, was fired from Kelme District Saukenai secondary school for "relations with anti-Soviets and clerics".


Until 1990 Racas worked in Kelme 2nd secondary school as a teacher of the German language. Participated in the activity of Sajudis (Reform Movement of Lithuania), was Chairman of the Sajudis Council in Kelme District. After the events of January 1991, the Committee of Foreign Affairs established Lithuanian Information Bureau in Huttenfeld (Germany), Anatanas Racas was Head of the bureau until 18 November 1991. Racas was also the founder of Lithuanian Samaritan Community.


In 1990-1992, Racas was elected to the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas. As a member of the then Homeland Union-Lithuanian Conservatives was a Member of the Seimas since 25 November 1996.

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