Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Richard Lugar, senator and United States foreign-policy luminary, dies at 87

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Patty Aguilar | 01 May, 2019, 02:26

He teamed with Democratic Senator Sam Nunn on the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which secured the dismantling of weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union.

Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the September 11 attacks. Lugar Plaza outside the City-County Building, Governor Eric Holcomb and current Mayor Joe Hogsett joined leaders from the City-County Council and other dignitaries including former mayor Bart Peterson to talk about the legacy of the Indiana's longest-serving member of Congress. Dick Lugar. As a public servant, he was a model of civility and statesmanship.

According to The Lugar Center, he died just before 1:45 Sunday morning at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia. "And so many of us, while falling far short of the standards he set, are vastly better people because of him". I'm not sure we will ever see another Richard Lugar, but I pray that we do.

His non-profit organisation, the Lugar Center, revealed that he was pronounced dead after suffering from complications from chronic inflammatory demylingating polyneuropathy, a disease which hits nerves.

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US President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former senator Richard Lugar of IN, during a ceremony IN the East Room of the White House on November 20, 2013 IN Washington, DC.

Lugar spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate and became known as a foreign policy expert.

Long-time Republican senator, foreign policy stalwart and one-time presidential candidate Richard Lugar died on Sunday at 87. "May God watch over him and his family". Flags nearby were at half-staff as directed by Holcomb to honor Lugar until the day of his funeral, which hasn't yet been announced. "His political power influenced those around him, including myself", said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch.

Indiana Senator Todd Young said in a statement showcasing Lugar's ability to achieve bipartisan consensus on in Washington, "Always staying true to his temperament, he was a quiet, dignified statesman".

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