Jonas Staugaitis (pronunciation (help·info); May 20, 1868, Omentiškiai, Suwałki Governorate – January 18, 1952, Kaunas) was the acting President of Lithuania during the December 1926 coup d'état. He was formally elected for a few hours as the Speaker of the Seimas; as the highest-ranked official, he also became the de jure President of Lithuania. He renounced the office after the coup d'état was complete.
|Acting President of Lithuania|
18 December 1926 – 19 December 1926
|Preceded by||Kazys Grinius|
|Succeeded by||Aleksandras Stulginskis (Acting)|
|Speaker of the Seimas|
2 June 1926 – 17 December 1926
|Preceded by||Vytautas Petrulis|
|Succeeded by||Aleksandras Stulginskis|
|Born||20 May 1868|
Omentiškiai, Suwalki Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||18 January 1952 (aged 84)|
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR
|Political party||Lithuanian Popular Peasants' Union|
|Alma mater||Warsaw University|
He was a doctor, having studied at the Warsaw University. In 1919, he was elected to the Seimas (Lithuanian parliament) as a member of the Lithuanian Popular Peasants' Union. On June 2, 1926, he was elected the speaker of Seimas.
He is buried in the Petrašiūnai cemetery in Kaunas.
- ^ "Jonas Staugaitis" (in Lithuanian). Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania. Archived from the original on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- ^ "Seimo Pirmininkai - 1920–1940 m. Seimo Pirmininkai" (in Lithuanian). Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas. February 10, 2020.
- STAUGAITIS Jonas (1868–1952) (in Lithuanian)