Timeline of Ted Stevens' Senate career

Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2007

Photos Courtesy of Sen. Ted Stevens and Juneau Empire File

World War II - Ted Stevens joined the Army Air Corps and flew support missions for the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force. He recieved two Distinguished Flying Crosses and other medals.

After returning from the war, Stevens attended UCLA and Harvard Law School.

1950's - Stevens practiced law in Alaska before moving to Washington, D.C. to work in President Eisenhower's administration.

1962 - Stevens ran as a Republican nominee for Senate, losing to Democratic Sen. Ernest Gruening.

1964 - Stevens returned to Alaska and was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives. In his second term, Stevens became the House Majority Leader.

1968 - Stevens lost a Republican primary to Anchorage Mayor Elmer Ramuson.

Dec. 24,1968 - Stevens was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Walter J. Hickel to succeed Democratic Sen. E.L. Bartlett.

1970 - Alaskans voted to have Stevens to finish his term in a special election mandated by state law. He has since been re-elected six times.

1976 - Stevens helped Warren Magnuson push through thethat established regulations to preserve commercial fishing along the Northwest coast.

1977 to 1985 - Stevens chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee, except for the 18 months when Democrats controlled the chamber.

1997 to 2005 - Stevens chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee, except for the 18 months when Democrats controlled the chamber.

2000 - Anchorage International Airport was renamed the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

January 2003 to January 2007 - Stevens served as president tempore of the Senate.

April 13, 2007 - Stevens' 13,990th day as a senator.

Source: 2006 Congressional Quarterly

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