Senator Richard G. Lugar is a fifth generation Hoosier who served 36 years in the U.S. Senate. He retired in 2013 as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history and the 17th longest serving Senator in U.S. history. In the Senate, he exercised leadership on critical issues including nuclear non-proliferation, global food security, energy independence, foreign assistance reform, NATO expansion, preservation of the federal school lunch program, and immigration reform. He played an instrumental role in enacting U.S. sanctions on the Apartheid government of South Africa, and he was a key figure in establishing U.S. opposition to the Marcos regime's attempt to steal the 1986 election in the Philippines. He led numerous efforts to ratify arms control treaties including the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the START Treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the New START Treaty.
Global Perspectives Series: Former U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar
Wednesday, April 23, 2014