Richard G. Lugar

Richard Lugar; a senator from Indiana, born in Indianapolis, Marion County on April 4, 1932.

Richard Green Lugar, a former Senator from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., April 4, 1932; attended the public schools of Indianapolis; graduated, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 1954; attended Pembroke College, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar and received a graduate degree in 1956; businessman, involved in the manufacturing of food production equipment, livestock and grain operations; United States Navy 1957-1960; member, Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners 1964-1967; mayor, Indianapolis 1968-1975; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1974; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, and again in 2006, and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 2013; chair, Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (Ninety-eighth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Ninety-ninth Congress, One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20-June 6, 2001]); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Senate in 2012.

Former Senator Richard G. Lugar ‘54 died on April 28, 2019 at the age of 87. He served in the Senate for 36 years.


Lugar, Richard G. Letters to the Next President. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Authorhouse, 2004; Shaw, John. Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.

August 9, 2013