Death of Ted Stevens

November 18, 1923 - August 9, 2010
Alaska | Age 86

Longtime GOP Senator dies in Plane Crash
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MARK THIESSEN, The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — To much of the nation, Ted Stevens was the crotchety senator who famously referred to the Internet as "a series of tubes" and fought to build the "Bridge to Nowhere."

But to his constituents in Alaska, he was "Uncle Ted," the state's political patriarch who for four decades reliably delivered billions in federal dollars for the highways, pipelines and ports that helped move his sparsely populated state into the...

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