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Jonas Prapiestis (1996–2005)

Jonas Prapiestis was born in 1952. In 1975, after he had graduated from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University, he continued in the Department of Criminal Law of the same faculty as a university teacher and, later, as Vice-dean of the Faculty of Law. In 1982, he finished his postgraduate studies in M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University and maintained his doctoral thesis. In 1990–1992, he was a deputy of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas, Chairperson of the Commission of Legal System, a member of the group for the preparation of a draft Constitution. He is a signatory to the Act on the Restoration of the Independent State of Lithuania. In 1992–1996, he was the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania. In 1996–2005, he was a justice of the Constitutional Court.