Richard Lugar

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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
Richard Green Lugar

(1932-04-04) April 4, 1932 (age 87)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Charlene Smeltzer Lugar
ResidenceIndianapolis, Indiana
Alma materDenison University (B.A.)
Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A., M.A.)
Professionmanufacturing executive
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy seal United States Navy
Years of service1957–1960
RankUS-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.