Ted Stevens

United States Senator from Alaska (1923-2010)

Theodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens (November 18, 1923 - August 9, 2010) was an American politician.

He served in the United States Senate from Alaska from 1968 to 2009 and was president pro tempore from 2003 to 2007. He was the longest-serving Republican Senator in history.


We were violating the law, lobbying from the executive branch.
- In an oral history for the Eisenhower Library given in October 1977. Stevens was referring to his efforts from within the Eisenhower administration to support a bill to grant statehood to Alaska. [1] [2]
I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially. [...] They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.
– Speech before the Senate on network neutrality [3] (June 28, 2006).
I have not been convicted of anything.
- At an October 30, 2008, debate in Anchorage, Alaska. Stevens had been convicted on October 27 of seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts. CNN.

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