Teofilis TILVITIS, USSR Lithuania poet. Popular Poet of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1954; board member, Lithuania Union of Writers, since 1959. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1954; Stalin Prize, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1951.
TILVITIS, Teofilis was born in 1904.
1923 first work published. Joined Lithuania futurist group. Deputy, Lithuania Supreme Soviet of 1947, 1955 and 1959 convocation.
Member, Commission for Foreign Affairs, Lithuania Supreme Soviet of 1959 convocation. Delegation at 1959 Congress of USSR Writers. 1959-1960 Deputy Chairman, and since 1960 Chairman, Lithuania Committee the Defense of Peace.