. Paulauskas, the country’s former chief prosecutor, had the endorsement of the popular incumbent president, the support of the Women’s Party, and backing from ethnic Polish groups. That was not enough to overcome the personal appeal and conservative credentials of Adamkus, who was born in Lithuania in 1926, fled the Soviet occupation in 1944, settled in the United States and had a distinguished career as an engineer and regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Adamkus had the support of third-place candidate