Richard Lugar

Apr 4, 1932 – Apr 28, 2019 (Age 87)


Richard Lugar was a longtime Republican Senator from Indiana who was highly regarded for his foreign policy leadership. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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When I was working on municipal issues in New York as the president of the Council on Municipal Performance, I called Indianapolis City Hall. It was late, and I wondered if anyone would answer. Mayor Lugar answered the phone himself. He was a help to my work and a friend to New York City during our fiscal crisis. Years later, when he was Senator, I invited him to New York City to speak about municipal issues, and he spoke well and frankly. He was a true statesman. It was sad to see him leave...

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Senator Lugar spoke at a dinner for my named scholarship at Indiana University in the late 70s. His academic background and political success were inspiring! I am different from him politically but always respected him, which is what we need so much more of today. I honor his legacy .

A great man of which we are now in shorter supply. Our Maker will certainly say "Well done good and faithful servant". He will be missed.

My Late husband served in the military for 13 years before he died. Sen. Lugar helped me and my children with regards to legalization of our citizenship here in the States. Thank you so much, you will always be remembered. Praying for the repose of your soul, Sen. Lugar. May you Rest In Peace.

I was a city employee whom served under Mayor Lugar; and, he gave us earnest leadership in bringing forth UnGov.

In January 1996 I traveled to from Massachusetts to New Hampshire to volunteer in Senator Lugar's Presidential Primary. I had followed his record in the Senate on international matters, and I knew a good deal about his outstanding achievements in this area. He ran a good campaign and would have been an excellent President. On the day we met in Concord, after introducing myself I asked the Senator what he would like me to do that day; his response was "First, my wife and I are...

My Dad Richard Carter Kiger and the Lugar family were friends from way back. Dad got Dick in as a Beta Theta Pi at Dennison. He also drove Dick's Mom around town when she needed help. We all were the beginnings at St Lukes UMC...........I have many fond memories of all of the family.........God Bless each and everyone.

My husband (Val McIntire) and I (Sadie Gardner McIntire) would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to you, Mrs. Lugar, and your four sons and their families. My parents were Jim and Lois Gardner. Senator Lugar and my mom kept in touch till she passed away. I was named after Senator Lugar's great-aunt Sadie Lugar Corey. Back in 1979 my folks and my husband and I visited you at your house in McLean, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.