Richard Lugar

Senator Richard Lugar

Episode 16: Richard Lugar

March 9, 2016

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Former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) is an influential figure in American history. For 36 years, 1977–2013, he represented Indiana in the United States Senate, including serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1985–1987 and 2003–2007. In 2006, TIME Magazine ranked him as the seventh-best sitting Senator. Lugar’s signature issue has always been arms control and the eponymous Nunn-Lugar Act helped former Soviet Union states dismantle thousands of weapons of mass destruction.

In Episode 16 of The 202, Senator Lugar describes some of his favorite memories during his long career, including time as Mayor of Indianapolis and being considered for vice president in 1980 and 1988. Today, Lugar’s dedication to public service continues through The Lugar Center.