“Our nation has lost an extraordinary statesman who made the world a safer and better place. I have lost a wonderful friend and trusted partner.
“Dick Lugar treated every person with dignity and respect. This generation and future generations can learn much from his example in the political world and in life.
“Dick was a founding and active member of our Nuclear Threat Initiative Board of Directors, and we will always be very thankful for his outstanding leadership and friendship.
“I am grateful to Dick’s wonderful wife, Char, and his beloved family for sharing him with us and being part of his noble career of public service.”