Open main menu

Richard Lugar

American politician

Richard Green Lugar (April 4, 1932 – April 28, 2019) was an American politician. He served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. He was on the Foreign Relations Committee. Before becoming a Senator, he was mayor of Indianapolis. Lugar ran for an eighth term in 2012, but lost the Republican primary on May 8, 2012 to Richard Mourdock.

Richard Lugar
Dick Lugar official photo 2010.JPG
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byVance Hartke
Succeeded byJoe Donnelly
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byJoe Biden
Succeeded byJoe Biden
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byCharles H. Percy
Succeeded byClaiborne Pell
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In office
January 20 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byTom Harkin
Succeeded byTom Harkin
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Succeeded byTom Harkin
44th Mayor of Indianapolis
In office
January 1, 1968 – January 1, 1976
Preceded byJohn J. Barton
Succeeded byWilliam H. Hudnut III
Personal details
Born
Richard Green Lugar

(1932-04-04)April 4, 1932
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
DiedApril 28, 2019(2019-04-28) (aged 87)
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Charlene Smeltzer (m. 1956)
EducationDenison University (BA)
Pembroke College, Oxford (BA, MA)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1957–1960
RankUS Navy O3 infobox.svg Lieutenant

Lugar ran for President of the United States in 1996 but lost the Republican nomination to Bob Dole.

Lugar died on April 28, 2019 in Falls Church, Virginia, from problems caused by chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. He was 87.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Groppe, Maureen (April 28, 2019). "Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, a foreign policy giant, dies". USA Today. Retrieved April 28, 2019.