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Richard Lugar
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Vance Hartke
Succeeded by Joe Donnelly
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Joe Biden
Succeeded by Joe Biden
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Charles H. Percy
Succeeded by Claiborne Pell
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In office
January 20 – June 6, 2001
Preceded by Tom Harkin
Succeeded by Tom Harkin
In office
January 4, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Patrick Leahy
Succeeded by Tom Harkin
44th Mayor of Indianapolis
In office
January 1, 1968 – January 1, 1976
Preceded by John J. Barton
Succeeded by William H. Hudnut III
Personal details
Born Richard Green Lugar
April 4, 1932 (1932-04-04) (age 87)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Charlene Smeltzer Lugar
Residence Indianapolis, Indiana
Alma mater Denison University (B.A.)
Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A., M.A.)
Profession manufacturing executive
Religion Methodist
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy seal United States Navy
Years of service 1957–1960
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant, Junior Grade

Richard Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is a former United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. He is the most senior Republican in the Senate. He is on the Foreign Relations Committee. Before becoming a Senator, he was mayor of Indianapolis.

He ran for an eighth term in 2012, but lost the Republican primary on May 8, 2012 to Richard Mourdock.

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