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Encyclopedia > Dick Lugar
Richard Green Lugar
Senior Senator, Indiana
Term of office:
1977–present
Political party: Republican
Preceded by: Rupert Vance Hartke
Succeeded by: Incumbent (2007)
Born: April 4, 1932
Indianapolis, Indiana
Spouse: Charlene Smeltzer Lugar
Religion: Methodist

Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Republican Senator from Indiana. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1580x1882, 252 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dick Lugar Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Rupert Vance Hartke (May 31, 1919–July 27, 2003) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1959 to 1977. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Seniority is the concept of a person or group being in charge or in command of another person or group. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Family background

Born in Indianapolis to German-American parents, Lugar attended the public schools of Indianapolis, during this time he attained the Boy Scouts' highest rank, Eagle Scout. Later, he became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Denison University in 1954, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, going on to attend Pembroke College, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar, and received a graduate degree in 1956. He served in the United States Navy from 1957 to 1960. Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821 Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area    - City 953. ... The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is an American Scouting organization, with some presence in other countries. ... Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable by a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and is also used as a title of a Scout who has achieved this honor. ... The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, is a special award, awarded only to Eagle Scouts, for distinguished service in his profession or to the community for a period of at least 25 years after earning his Eagle Scout rank. ... It has been suggested that Ransburg Scout Reservation be merged into this article or section. ... Denison University is a private liberal arts and sciences college in Granville, Ohio, approximately 30 miles (50 km) east of Columbus. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a college social fraternity founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad. ... College name Pembroke College Collegium Pembrochianum Named after The Earl of Pembroke Established 1624 Sister College Queens College Master Giles Henderson JCR President Dawn Rennie Undergraduates 408 MCR President Ross Nicolson Graduates 119 College Homepage Boat Club Pembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford... The University of Oxford (often called Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships are the worlds oldest and most prestigious international fellowships. ... USN redirects here. ...


Lugar manages his family's 604-acre (2.4 km²) Marion County corn, soybean and tree farm. Before entering public life, he helped his brother Tom manage the family's food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis. Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Glycine max (L.) Merr. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Sen. Lugar is member of the United Methodist Church. He married Charlene Smeltzer on September 8, 1956 and the couple has four sons. This article is about the current denomination in the United States. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Entrance into politics

Lugar served on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners from 1964 to 1967. He was elected Mayor of Indianapolis in 1967. He is closely associated with the adoption of Unigov in 1970, which unified the government of Indianapolis with that of Marion County. He was reelected mayor in 1971. During this time he became known as "Richard Nixon's favorite mayor" due to his support for devolving federal powers to local communities. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... Unigov is the name adopted by the city of Indianapolis to describe a united city and county government, adopted in 1970 by act of the Indiana state legislature. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Devolution. ...


Senate career and presidential ambitions

Lugar unsuccessfully sought election to the U.S. Senate as the Republican nominee in 1974, losing to incumbent Democrat Birch Bayh. Two years later, he ran again, unseating incumbent Senator Vance Hartke in the 1976 election. He was reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, and again in 2000, the last by a two-thirds majority. [1] Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1974 was an election for the United States Senate held in the wake of the Watergate scandal, Richard M. Nixons resignation from the presidency, and... // In politics The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Birch Evans Bayh II (born January 22, 1928) was a U.S. Senator from Indiana between 1963 and 1981. ... Rupert Vance Hartke (May 31, 1919–July 27, 2003) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1959 to 1977. ... Results -- Independent holds in light yellow, Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1976 was an election for the United States Senate that coincided with Democrat Jimmy Carters election to the presidency. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1982 was an election for the United States Senate following the Republican gains in 1980. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1988 was an election for the United States Senate in which, in spite of the Republican victory by George Herbert Walker Bush in the presidential election... Republican holds in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ...


Lugar ran for the Republican nomination for President in 1996, but his campaign failed to gain traction. His campaign slogan was "Dick Lugar, everything a President should be." His main plank in his platform being abolishing the IRS and income tax and replacing it with a national sales tax. Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Lugar has been influential in gaining Senate ratification of treaties to reduce the world's use, production and stockpiling of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. In 1991, he initiated a partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn with the objective of eliminating latent weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program has deactivated more than 5,900 nuclear warheads. Ratification is the process of adopting an international treaty, or a constitution or other nationally binding document (such as an amendment to a constitution) by the agreement of multiple subnational entities. ... Single European Act A treaty is a binding agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... Chemical warfare is warfare (and associated military operations) using the toxic properties of chemical substances to kill, injure or incapacitate an enemy. ... Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease-causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. ... The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nations military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Sam Nunn Samuel Augustus Nunn (born September 8, 1938) is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. ... Weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a term used to describe a munition with the capacity to indiscriminately kill large numbers of human beings. ... The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program is a 1991 U.S. law sponsored by Senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn. ... A warhead is an explosive device used in military conflicts, used to destroy enemy vehicles or buildings. ...


As Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Lugar built bipartisan support for 1996 federal farm program reforms, ending 1930s-era federal production controls. He initiated a biofuels research program to help decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil, and led initiatives to streamline the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reform the food stamp program, and preserve the federal school lunch program. The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nations agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition and health. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from biomass — recently living organisms or their metabolic byproducts, such as manure from cows. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ... The Food Stamp Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. ... A school dinner is a meal (dinner or lunch) provided to students at a school. ...


Lugar has received numerous awards, including Guardian of Small Business, the Spirit of Enterprise, Watchdog of the Treasury, and 34 honorary doctorate degrees. The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ...


Senator Lugar is member of the board of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is a an American public charity founded by Ted Turner and Sam Nunn which exists to strengthen global security by reducing the the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and also to reduce the risk that they will actually be used. ...


During the August recess of 2005, Lugar, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, went with Senator Barack Obama to Russia to inspect nuclear facilities there. They were detained for three hours at an airport in the city of Perm, near the Ural Mountains, where they were scheduled to depart for a meeting with the President and the Speaker of the House of Ukraine. They were released after a brief dialogue between U.S. and Russian officials and the Russians later apologized for this incident. U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. ... Map of Ural Mountains The Ural Mountains (Russian: Уральские горы = Урал) also known simply as the Urals and as the Riphean Mountains in Greco-Roman antiquity, is a mountain range that runs roughly north and south through western Russia. ...


In April 2006, Lugar was selected by Time as one of "America's 10 Best Senators." 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Notable Time magazine covers from the dates May 7, 1945; July 20, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...

Senator Richard Lugar meeting with actress Angelina Jolie.
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Senator Richard Lugar meeting with actress Angelina Jolie.

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2006 re-election campaign

Lugar is opposed by Steve Osborn, a Libertarian candidate in the 2006 election. The Democratic Party is not fielding a candidate. The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Indiana will be held November 7, 2006. ... Steve Osborn, of LaPorte, Indiana, is the 2006 Libertarian nominee for US Senate from Indiana. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded in 1971. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


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Preceded by:
John J. Barton
Mayor of Indianapolis
1968 – 1975
Succeeded by:
William H. Hudnut III
Preceded by:
Vance Hartke
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Indiana
1977 – present
Served alongside: Birch Bayh, Dan Quayle, Dan Coats, Evan Bayh
Incumbent
Preceded by:
Charles H. Percy
Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
1985–1987
Succeeded by:
Claiborne Pell
Preceded by:
Joe Biden
Chair of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
2003 – present
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