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Dick Lugar's Biography
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Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar
Wife: Charlene Smeltzer; 4 Children: David, John, Mark, Robert
MA, Oxford University, 1956
BA, Economics, Denison University, 1954
Candidate, United States Senate, 2012
Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968, 1972, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996
Candidate, United States President, 1996
Assistant Republican Whip, United States Senate, 1977-1979
Mayor, City of Indianapolis, 1968-1975
Republican Nominee, United States Senate, 1974
Indianapolis School Board, 1964-1967
Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Member, Congressional Fire Services Coalition
Member, Congressional Soybean Caucus
Member, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Member, Republican Policy Committee
Member, Senate Rural Health Caucus
Member, Senate Steel Caucus
Vice-Chair, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1969-1975
President/Treasurer/Assistant Secretary, Lugar Stock Farms Incorporated, 1960-present
Lecturer, Indiana Central University, 1976
Professor, University of Indianapolis, 1976
Vice President, Thomas L. Green and Company, Incorporated, 1960-1967
Lieutenant Junior Grade, United States Navy, 1957-1960
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board of Directors, American Institute for Public Service
Advisory Committee, American Political Science Association
Member, Aspen Institute Strategy Group
Member, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
Chair, Board of Trustees, Pembroke College Foundation
Member, Boy Scouts of America
Advisory Committee, Capitol Challenge Road Race
Member, Council of the Sagamores of the Wabash
Board of Trustees, Denison University
Board of Trustees, Denison University, 1966-present
Founder, Excellence in Public Service Series
Founder, Fund for Hoosier Excellence
Member, Indiana Farm Bureau Incorporated
Member, Indiana University
Senior Advisory Board, Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
Honorary Member, Kiwanis International
Board of Directors, National Endowment for Democracy
Board of Directors, National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Former President, National League of Cities
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Advisory Board, Purdue University
Senior Active Member, Rotary Club of Indianapolis
Member, Saint Luke's United Methodist Church
Vice Chair/Board of Trustees, University of Indianapolis
Board Member, Youth for Understanding
Member, National League of Cities Advisory Council, 1972-1975
Advisory Board, United States Conference of Mayors, 1969-1975
President, Advisory Council, National League of Cities, 1971
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