‘Uncle Ted’s’ 90th Birthday

Posted: November 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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.

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