Members of the Seimas - Irena DEGUTIENĖ 



Member of the Seimas from 2008-11-17 till 2012-11-16.
  • Deputy Speaker ( 2008-11-18–2008-11-19 )
  • First Deputy Speaker ( 2008-11-20–2009-09-15 )
  • Speaker ( 2009-09-15–2012-11-16 )
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Was elected to the Seimas 1996 – 2000.
Was elected to the Seimas 2000 – 2004.
Was elected to the Seimas 2004 – 2008.


Date of birth: 1 June 1949

Place of birth: Šiauliai, Lithuania



1968–1974 Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius State University (currently Vilnius University); diploma of physician

1956–1967 Secondary School No 1 in Druskininkai (currently Atgimimas Secondary School)


Work experience

1976–1994 Physician Anaesthetist-Reanimathologist; Head, Assistant to the Chief Physician, Chief Physician, Gastroenterology Division, Red Cross Hospital of Vilnius University

1974–1976 Physician Therapeutist, Cotton Facility in Alytus

1967–1968 Druskininkai branch, Art Facility in Kaunas


Political career

Since 17 September 2009 Speaker of the Seimas

2008–2009 Member of the 10th Seimas; First Deputy Speaker; Member, Committee on Social Affairs and Labour

2004–2008 Member of the 9th Seimas

2000–2004 Member of the 8th Seimas; Deputy Chairperson, Committee on Social Affairs and Labour

May–June, October–November 1999 Acting Prime Minister

1996–2000 Minister of Social Security and Labour

1996–2000 Member of the 7th Seimas; Member, Committee on Social Affairs and Labour

1994–1996 Secretary, Ministry of Health



1997 Person of the Year in the field of medicine and social security

Interests: activity of non-governmental organisations, healthcare, family policy, rights of a child

Hobbies: art, music, cycling, swimming, skiing

Languages: Lithuanian (native), English, Polish, Russian



Married with two children

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