Today would have marked former U.S. Senator Ted Steven’s 90th birthday. The date is being celebrated around the State, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski shared a recent speech she made about ‘Uncle Ted’…
Sen. Murkowski(R-AK): “Ted Stevens was a friend, he was a mentor, he was man of the century in Alaska, and rightfully so.”
Stevens lost re-election to current U.S. Senator Mark Begich after being found guilty of corruption – a indictment which was later dismissed.
The Alaskan Senator was the longest-serving Republican Senator, first winning election in 1968. This year, Congressman Don Young surpassed Stevens as Alaska’s longest-serving federal delegate.
In 2000, Stevens was voted Alaskan of the Century by the Alaskan of the Year Committee. He died in a plane crash in 2010, en route to a private fishing lodge with friends.