Richard Lugar

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Richard Lugar Bio Wiki Net Worth


Richard Green Lugar, a respected American politician, is best known for his work towards the dismantling chemical, biological, chemical weapons in the international community. He served as the United States Senator from Indiana from 1977 till 2013. He was also a member of the Republican Party.

Richard Lugar was born on 4th April 1932, Indianapolis, Indiana and died on 28 April 2019, in Annandale, Virginia, U.S. Richard, who had the birth sign, Aries, left the world at the age of 87.

Quick Wikis

Real Name Richard Green Lugar
Birthday/Deathday 4th April 1932 / 28th April 2019
Birthplace Indianapolis, Indiana
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American-Indiana
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Politician
Parents Under Review
Dating/Girlfriend No
Married/Wife Charlene Smeltzer
Siblings Unknown
Income Under Review
Net Worth $1 million

Death Cause, and Funeral Details!

Indiana’s longest-serving senator, Richard Lugar died at the age of 87. He waved goodbye from Annandale, Virginia, the U.S in 28th April 2019. His cause of death was the complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, an illness which attacks nerves.

Richard Lugar Death Cause, Funeral

Many of his friends and political leaders paid tribute to Lugar’s family. Former President Bill Clinton also paid tribute and tweeted:

‘Dick Lugar was a man of great decency who was widely respected for his willingness to reach across the aisle in the name of good policy. I always liked working with him because he was on the level. His service made America safer and stronger.’

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Richard, at the age of 35, was elected as the mayor of Indianapolis in 1967, defeating incumbent Democrat John J. Barton. Then in 1974 he first ran for the U.S Senate in the election and lost to Democratic U.S Senator Birch Bayh. Then just after two years he again ran against Indiana’s other U.S senator, Democratic Senator Vance Hartke.

Likewise in 1999, he was voted against the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. That treaty was made to underground nuclear testing and was the first major international security. Till the date, he has achieved Awards and honors including 46 honorary doctorate degrees, Watchdog of the Treasury. Then on 8 August 2013, he was named as the recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama.

Richard receives medal from Obama
Named as the recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama

Well, throughout his career, he might have pocketed a handsome amount before his death. However, his estimated net worth is under review until the date. But looking at his work experience, he might have bagged income in millions. Before death, Lugar’s net worth was estimated at $1 million.

 Married to Charlene Smeltzer Before His Death

Richard Lugar with wife Charlene
Richard Lugar with wife Charlene Smeltzer on April 1995

Richard was married to his long term girlfriend, Charlene Smeltzer. They had their wedding on 8 September 1956. They shared four sons. However, their name and date of birth are still unknown to the media.

Family, Parents, Sibling

Well, information regarding his parents and siblings are still under the rocks just like his married life details. The only family details he has revealed is his wife his Charlene Smeltzer and his four children.

Body Measurement: Height and Weight

Well, information regarding his body measurement isn’t available to the media. However, observing his photos, he had a decent height and weight. He had his hair colored white and had black eyes.

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