Member of the Seimas 1996-2000
Born on 27 May 1944 in Plungė region.
In 1972 graduated from the Department of Law of Vilnius University. Worked at the University as a teacher.
In 1984-1989 - Assistant Dean of the Law Department.
In 1989-1991 - employee of the Legal Department at the Supreme Council - the Reconstituent Seimas.
In 1991-1992 - Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania.
On 23 March 1991 - Minister of Justice.
In 1992 - worked at a private Investment Agency.
Doctor of Social Sciences, docent. Author and co-author of textbooks on law for students.
Minister of Justice in the Eight Government (XXIX) since 1996.
Former member of the CPSU. Currently - member of the Homeland Union (Lithuanian Conservatives).
Speaks German and Russian languages.
Married. Has a daughter and a son.