Lithuania: Chairmen of the State Council: 1917-1920

Lietuvos Tarybos Pirmininkas
24 Sep 1917 - 11 Jul 1918 Antanas Smetona
Lietuvos Valstybės Tarybos Pirmininkas [1]
11 Jul 1918 - 4 Apr 1919 Antanas Smetona (x) [2]
4 Apr 1919 - 14 Apr 1919 office vacant [3]
14 Apr 1919 - 23 Mar 1920 Stasys Šilingas

[1] Provisional Constitution of 1918 referred to presiding officers of the Valstybės Taryba as prezidentas and viceprezidentas. These styles are documented in the minutes of the Taryba starting from 29 Oct 1918 and 1 Nov 1918 respectively (Lietuvos Valstybės Tarybos protokolai 1917–1918, pp. 340ff), but pirmininkas and vicepirmininkas also continued in official use.
[2] Following his election as State President (Valstybės Prezidentas) on 4 Apr 1919, Smetona ceased to chair the meetings, although he did not resign as a member of the State Council.
[3] Meetings of the State Council are chaired by vice-presidents (vicepirmininkas): Justinas Staugaitis and Stasys Šilingas.
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