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Richard Lugar

Personal data
Date of birthApril 4, 1932(age 84)
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
SpouseCharlene Smeltzer Lugar
ResidenceIndianapolis, Indiana
Alma materDenison University (B.A.)
Oxford University
Professionmanufacturing executive
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1957-1960
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1977
Serving with Dan Coats
Preceded byVance Hartke
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In officeJanuary 3, 1985 - January 3, 1987
Succeeded byClaiborne Pell
Preceded byCharles Percy
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byJoseph Biden
Preceded byJoseph Biden
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture
In officeJanuary 4, 1995 - January 3, 2001
Succeeded byTom Harkin
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
In officeJanuary 20, 2001 - June 6, 2001
Succeeded byTom Harkin
Preceded byTom Harkin
44th Mayor of Indianapolis
In officeJanuary 1, 1968 - January 1, 1976
Succeeded byWilliam H. Hudnut III
Preceded byJohn J. Barton

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Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1977, he is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and was its chairman from 1985 to 1987 and 2003 to 2007. Much of Lugar's work in the Senate is toward the dismantling of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons around the world. Before his election to the United States Senate, Lugar served as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lugar is currently the third most senior senator and the most senior Republican member of the Senate, putting him in place to be elected President pro tempore of the Senate should Republicans gain control of the body. However, Orrin Hatch disputes this claim based on a different interpretation of the Republican Conference's seniority rules.

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