Richard Lugar, American politician, Died at 87

Richard Green Lugar was born on April 4, 1932, and died on April 28, 2019; he was an American politician who served as the United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. He was a member of the Republican Party.

He was born on April 4, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Bertha (née Green) and Marvin Lugar. Richard was of part German descent. Lugar attended Indianapolis Public Schools.

During this time, Richard achieved the Boy Scouts’ highest rank: Eagle Scout. Later, Richard became a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.


Richard graduated first in his class at Shortridge High School in 1950 and from Denison University in 1954, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi.

He went on to attend Pembroke College, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar and received a second bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in 1956.

Richard laboured in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960; one of his assignments was as an intelligence briefer for Admiral Arleigh Burke. Richard achieved the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade.

He managed his family’s 604-acre (244 ha) Marion County corn, soybean and tree farm. Before entering public life, Richard helped his brother Tom lead the family’s food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis.

Richard Green Lugar passed away at the age of 87.