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  Stevens, Ted
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AffiliationRepublican  
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NameTed Stevens
AddressPO Box 100879
Girdwood, Alaska 99510-0879, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born November 18, 1923
Died August 09, 2010 (86 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Oct 14, 2012 03:42pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Widowed - U.S. Air Force - Convicted - Episcopalian - Straight -
InfoTheodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens

Ted Stevens was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 18, 1923, in a small house behind his grandparents' home on Carrollton Avenue. His grandfather built this house when Ted's dad George married Gertrude Chancellor.

Ted's sights were set on becoming a military pilot. In November 1942, after first failing the Marine Air Corps' vision test, he corrected his vision through a series of prescribed eye exercises, and by March 1943 was accepted for a Army Air Corps Air Cadet program at Montana State College. His flying career started at the Gallatin Valley Flight School. In July, 1943, after scoring near the top of the aptitude tests for flight training, he was sent to pre-flight training as an Air Cadet, and received his wings at Douglas, Arizona in May 1944.

After his honorable discharge at the end of the war in March 1946, he resumed his undergraduate education at UCLA on the GI Bill. He obtained a degree in Political Science in 1947, and was accepted at Harvard Law School. Ted's summers during college and law school were spent lifeguarding on evenings and weekends, and interning at the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles during the day.

After graduation from law school in 1950, Stevens was recruited by the Washington, D.C., law office of Northcutt Ely. He was assigned to work with Alaska clients, an important factor in his later decision to work in the then-Territory of Alaska.

In March of 1952 he married Ann Cherrington, a Reed College graduate from Denver, Colorado who worked for the U.S. State Department. The following December, he and Ann drove across country, and in early January traveled up the gravel Alaska Highway to Ted's new job with the Fairbanks law firm of Collins and Clasby.

In September 1953 Ted was nominated for the position of U.S. Attorney in Fairbanks by President Eisenhower. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for that position in March, 1954. As the U. S. Attorney, Ted served as the principal Federal attorney and prosecutor for Interior Alaska.

He had caught the eye of Secretary of the Interior Fred Seaton, who was involved in the push for Statehood. Accepting an appointment as Legislative Counsel for the Department of the Interior in 1956, Ted returned to the nation's capital. A year later he was named Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Legislation. Stevens was deeply involved in the fight for statehood for Alaska and Hawaii. In 1960 he was appointed Solicitor (Chief Counsel) of the Department

Anxious to return to Alaska after Statehood was accomplished, Ted, Ann and their five young children, Susan, Beth, Walter, Ted and Ben returned to Alaska. Ted opened a law office in Anchorage in January 1961.

After losing a bid for the U.S. Senate in 1962, he was elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives in 1964, and re-elected in 1966, serving as Majority Leader.

In 1968, he was again a candidate for the U.S. Senate, but lost in the primary to the late Elmer Rasmuson. However, in December of that year, when Senator E.L. 'Bob' Bartlett died, Governor Walter J. Hickel appointed Ted to Bartlett's seat in the U.S. Senate. He has been reelected regularly since.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/09/2007-11/12/2007 Hays Research Group (D) 44.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 62.00% ( 1.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
10/13/2006-10/16/2006 Survey USA 63.00% ( 4.0) 32.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
09/15/2006-09/18/2006 Survey USA 59.00% ( 2.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
08/11/2006-08/14/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 3.0) 34.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
07/14/2006-07/17/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
05/12/2006-05/15/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 4.0) 34.00% ( 6.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
04/07/2006-04/10/2006 Survey USA 65.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
03/10/2006-03/13/2006 Survey USA 65.00% ( 2.0) 29.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm Proposed Legislation Murkowski pushes to name mountain peak after Stevens  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 10, 2010 12:20pm News Source of KTUU report that Stevens is dead says he isn't sure  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 10, 2010 12:00pm Obituary Ted Stevens, Longest-Serving GOP Senator, Dead  Article John 
Apr 01, 2009 07:00am Announcement Source: Justice case against former Sen. Ted Stevens dropped   Article Mr. Politics 
Feb 13, 2009 03:45pm News Judge holds Stevens prosecutors in contempt  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
Jan 18, 2009 08:00pm General Sen. Murkowski requests pardon for Stevens  Article RP 

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RACES
  11/04/2008 AK US Senate Lost 46.52% (-1.24%)
  08/26/2008 AK US Senate - R Primary Won 63.52% (+36.59%)
  01/04/2007 President Pro Tempore Emeritus Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 President Pro Tempore Lost 49.00% (-2.00%)
  01/03/2005 President Pro Tempore Won 55.00% (+10.00%)
  01/03/2003 President Pro Tempore Won 51.00% (+2.00%)
  11/05/2002 AK US Senate Won 78.17% (+67.66%)
  08/27/2002 AK US Senate - R Primary Won 88.94% (+77.88%)
  11/05/1996 AK US Senate Won 76.71% (+64.19%)
  08/27/1996 AK US Senate - Open Primary Won 58.87% (+0.00%)
  11/06/1990 AK US Senate Won 66.23% (+34.04%)
  08/28/1990 AK US Senate - Open Primary Won 59.19% (+34.04%)
  11/28/1984 Majority Leader Lost 29.76% (-3.57%)
  11/06/1984 AK US Senate Won 71.17% (+42.68%)
  08/28/1984 AK US Senate - Open Primary Won 69.22% (+49.07%)
  11/07/1978 AK US Senate Won 75.59% (+51.50%)
  08/22/1978 AK US Senate - Open Primary Won 81.27% (+70.97%)
  11/07/1972 AK US Senate Won 77.30% (+54.61%)
  11/03/1970 AK US Senate - Special Won 59.61% (+19.23%)
  08/25/1970 AK US Senate - Special Open Primary Won 55.91% (+31.96%)
  12/24/1968 AK US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/27/1968 AK US Senate - Open Primary Lost 17.06% (-16.59%)
  11/08/1966 AK State House 08 Won 4.93% (+0.00%)
  11/03/1964 AK State House 08 Won 4.06% (-0.16%)
  11/06/1962 AK US Senate Lost 41.86% (-16.28%)
  08/27/1962 AK US Senate - R Primary Won 72.49% (+44.98%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Anchorage Mayor - May 05, 2009 R Daniel A. "Dan" Sullivan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
NH US Senate - R Primary - Sep 10, 2002 R John Sununu
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 R John Ashcroft
Measure 2 - Marriage Amendment - Nov 03, 1998 YES Yes
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Surgeon General - Feb 10, 1998 D David M. Satcher
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
LA US Senate - Oct 06, 1990 D J. Bennett Johnston
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Hackett Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger