LUGAR, Richard Green (1932-2019)

LUGAR, RICHARD GREEN, a 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; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 20, 2013; died in Falls Church, Va., on April 28, 2019.

Indiana University
Modern Political Papers Collections
Bloomington, IN
Papers: Senatorial papers. Closed.


National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC
Papers: Over 200 entries in the National Archives online catalog( (archives.gov/research/arc) including text, photographs, and moving images.


University of Maryland
Broadcast Pioneers Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 4 audiotapes (1972) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.


University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive
Norman, OK
Papers: 184 recordings. 1984-2000. Topical index on-line.


Vanderbilt University
Television News Archive
Nashville, TN
Papers: Ca. 500 recordings. 1972-2012. Searchable database index on-line.

  • Lamb, Karl A. Reasonable Disagreement: Two U.S. Senators and the Choices They Make. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.
  • Lugar, Richard G. Adapting NATO's Deterrent Posture. Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1985.
  • Lugar, Richard G. "AEPC: A Broader Agenda?'' NBR Analysis (November 1993): 60-61.
  • ___. "A Formula for Parenting.'' In What My Parents Did Right, compiled and edited by Gloria Gaither. Nashville: Star Song Publishing, 1991.
  • ___. Indianapolis: Crossroads of the American Dream. Memphis, Tenn.: Towery Publishing, 1996.
  • ___. Letters to the Next President. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Authorhouse, 2004.
  • ___. "The Republican Course.'' Foreign Policy 86 (Spring 1992): 86-98.
  • ___. "A Republican Looks at Foreign Policy.'' Foreign Affairs 66 (Winter 1987/1988): 249-62.
  • ___. "Term Limits: A Distracting Diversion.'' The World & I (January 1993): 328-33.
  • Lugar, Richard G., and Sam Nunn. "U.S. Policy Regarding Nuclear Weapons in the Former Soviet Union.'' Harvard Journal of World Affairs (Spring 1993): 133-42.
  • Shaw, John. Richard G. Lugar, Statesman of the Senate: Crafting Foreign Policy from Capitol Hill. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Richard G. Lugar, United States Senator, 1977-2013. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014.