Remembering a Legendary Statesman: Richard G. Lugar (1932-2019)

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, the life of Senator Richard Lugar ended. His impact, however, will be felt for generations. As he reimagined and helped transform Indianapolis during his tenure as mayor in the 1970s, and as he raised the bar for diplomacy and international relations during a distinguished tenure as an Indiana Senator in Washington, and then as he pioneered innovative work with energy policy, bipartisanship and much more at The Lugar Center — he always regarded his fellow citizens as partners in the work of civic life.

On April 29, Mayor Hogsett, Governor Holcomb, City-County Council President Vop Osili and Minority Leader Mike McQuillen led a commemoration of Senator Lugar’s life, laying a wreath on the plaza that bears his name. Senator Lugar’s memorial service was recorded here.

You are invited to honor Senator Lugar’s memory by using and enjoying the beautiful public space dedicated to an American statesman we are proud to call a Hoosier.

Hear him and other officials speak at the Lugar Plaza dedication ceremony October 11, 2018.

Enjoy a recording of a 2018 program at DePauw University in which Sen. Lugar and former Congressman Lee Hamilton discussed "Restoring Civility in Public and Political Discourse in the U.S. and Abroad.”

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