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Richard Lugar
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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

(1932-04-04)April 4, 1932
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Died April 28, 2019(2019-04-28) (aged 87)
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Charlene Smeltzer (m. 1956)
Education Denison University (BA)
Pembroke College, Oxford (BA, MA)
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Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1957–1960
Rank Lieutenant

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.

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.

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