Ted Stevens

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Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Death Date
Aug 9, 2010 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Death Date
Aug 9, 2010 (86)

About

Alaska senator who represented the state for 40 years, becoming an icon for pork-barrell spending. He served as the Senate Majority Whip from 1981 to 1985.

Before Fame

He supported the notorious 'Bridge to Nowhere,' bringing in $400 million of federal dollars to link an island with 50 residents.

Trivia

In 2008 he went on trial for allegedly taking gifts from an oil company for steering projects their way.

Family Life

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the third of four children, in a cottage built by hand by his grandfather.

Associated With

He represented Alaska on Nelson Rockefeller's 1964 presidential campaign - the same year he won his first state office.