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  Lugar, Richard
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<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameRichard Lugar
Address1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 335
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, United States
Emailfdl@lugarcamp.com
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Born April 04, 1932
DiedApril 28, 2019 (87 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Apr 28, 2019 11:22am
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - U.S. Navy - Methodist -
InfoRichard Green "Dick" Lugar

Dick Lugar is an unwavering advocate of U.S. leadership in the world, strong national security, free-trade and economic growth. This fifth generation Hoosier is the longest serving U.S. Senator in Indiana history. He is the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a member and former chairman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976 and won a fifth term in 2000, his third consecutive victory by a two-thirds majority. He holds all Indiana statewide election records.


Lugar manages his family's 604-acre Marion County corn, soybean and tree farm. Before entering public life, he helped manage with his brother Tom, the family's food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis.

As the two-term mayor of Indianapolis (1968-75), he envisioned the unification of the city and surrounding Marion County into one government. Unigov, as Lugar's plan was called, set the city on path of uninterrupted economic growth.

Richard Lugar has been a leader in reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman, Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), to destroy these weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated nearly 6,000 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States.

As Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Lugar built bipartisan support for 1996 federal farm program reforms, ending 1930s era federal production controls. He has promoted broader risk management options for farmers, research advancements, increased export opportunities and higher net farm income. Lugar initiated a biofuels research program to help decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil. He also led initiatives to streamline the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reform the food stamp program and preserve the federal school lunch program.

Lugar has promoted policies that spur economic growth, cut taxes, lead to job creation, eliminate wasteful government spending and reduce bureaucratic red tape for American businesses.

His Hoosier commonsense has been recognized many times including such awards as Guardian of Small Business, the Spirit of Enterprise, Watchdog of the Treasury, and 34 honorary doctorate degrees. He was the fourth person ever named Outstanding Legislator by the American Political Science Association.

Richard Lugar, and his wife Charlene, were married September 8, 1956, and have four sons and seven grandchildren.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/20/2008-04/23/2008 Selzer & Co. 59.00% ( 6.0) 18.00% ( 1.0) 23.00% ( 7.0)
02/03/2008-02/05/2008 Survey USA 65.00% ( 1.0) 27.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
11/13/2007-11/16/2007 Selzer & Co. 65.00% ( 7.0) 19.00% ( 4.0) 16.00% ( 3.0)
11/12/2006-11/12/2006 Survey USA 66.00% ( 1.0) 25.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
10/17/2006-10/20/2006 Research 2000 63.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
07/17/2006-07/17/2006 Survey USA 65.00% ( 6.0) 29.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 59.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 7.0) 8.00% ( 4.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 62.00% ( 1.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 61.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
03/25/2005-03/30/2005 Selzer & Co. 72.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 15, 2013 03:00pm News Queen knights former Sen. Dick Lugar  Article ScottĀ³ 
Mar 15, 2012 10:55pm General Sen. Lugar ruled ineligible to vote at Indiana home  Article particleman 
Apr 14, 2006 06:00pm Profile America's Best Senators - Richard Lugar: The Wise Man  Article Monsieur 
Jan 02, 2005 12:00am News Senator Says Lifetime Terror Detentions 'Bad Idea'  Article hthtrhtrhrtwhwrt 
May 21, 2004 12:00am Press Release Lugar says U.S. is not committed to staving off catastrophic terrorism  Article PragCon 3.0 

TWITTER
 
DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.33330 Average

FAMILY

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RACES
  11/20/2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Won 6.25% (+0.00%)
  05/08/2012 IN US Senate - R Primary Lost 39.49% (-21.01%)
  01/03/2011 Foreign Relations Chairperson Lost 45.00% (-10.00%)
  01/06/2009 President Pro Tempore Lost 41.41% (-17.17%)
  01/03/2009 Foreign Relations Chairperson Lost 42.11% (-15.79%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 IN US Senate Won 87.36% (+74.77%)
  05/02/2006 IN US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2001 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 IN US Senate Won 66.56% (+34.71%)
  05/02/2000 IN US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1997 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/07/1996 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.83% (-57.99%)
  07/01/1996 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-88.93%)
  03/26/1996 US President - LBT Primaries Lost 0.07% (-51.33%)
  03/26/1996 WA US President - I Primary Lost 0.45% (-50.63%)
  02/20/1996 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 7.57% (-18.23%)
  02/20/1996 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.23% (-90.78%)
  08/19/1995 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 4.40% (-19.98%)
  01/03/1995 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 IN US Senate Won 67.35% (+36.85%)
  05/03/1994 IN US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 IN US Senate Won 68.14% (+36.29%)
  11/28/1984 Majority Leader Lost 0.00% (-52.83%)
  11/02/1982 IN US Senate Won 53.83% (+8.25%)
  07/17/1980 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.00% (-93.33%)
  11/02/1976 IN US Senate Won 58.76% (+18.30%)
  05/04/1976 IN US Senate- R Primary Won 65.45% (+35.61%)
  11/05/1974 IN US Senate Lost 46.44% (-4.29%)
  11/02/1971 Indianapolis Mayor Won 60.49% (+20.97%)
  11/07/1967 Indianapolis Mayor Won 53.32% (+6.63%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/03/2013 US Senate President Pro Tempore Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel - Jun 28, 2011 D Dawn Elizabeth Johnsen
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
IL - District 10 - R Primary - Feb 02, 2010 R Robert J. "Bob" Dold
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
Legal Adviser of the Department of State - Jun 25, 2009 N Harold Koh
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 D Elena Kagan
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
IN Governor - R Primary - May 04, 2004 R Mitch Daniels
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Switzerland - Feb 09, 1994 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
US Ambassador to Somalia - Apr 24, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 1980 R Howard H. Baker, Jr.
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