Exhibits The Making of a Mayor

In November 1967, Richard G. Lugar was elected Mayor of Indianapolis. Less than five years later, he was standing at a podium in Miami Beach, delivering the keynote address at the 1971 Republican National Convention. As Mayor of Indianapolis, he had confronted issues of racial segregation, economic decline, and population loss, and responded with innovative efforts in planning, funding, and governmental reform. These initiatives not only contributed to the economic growth of Indianapolis, but also increasingly drew international attention to the city's young mayor.