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Indianapolis post office being named for late Sen. Richard Lugar

Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 03, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A downtown Indianapolis post office will be named for former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar as President Donald Trump has given final approval for the honor.

All nine of Indiana’s House members and both senators joined together on legislation renaming the postal branch a few blocks north of Monument Circle in the city where Lugar was mayor before his 36-year Senate tenure.

The honor follows the Republican senator’s death last year at age 87.

Lugar was praised for his bipartisan work, most prominently helping spur the post-Cold War dismantling of thousands of former Soviet nuclear weapons.