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Teacher, officer of the Lithuanian Army, lieutenant general, cavalier of the Order of the Cross of Vytis, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (6 September 1936–24 March 1936). Murdered by NKVD at Moscow Butyrka prison on 30 July 1941.

Born on 20 June 1886 in Ryliškės village, Merkinė rural district, Alytus County.