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Sen. Ted Stevens talks to reporters in Washington
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) is questioned by members of the media as he walks to a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 18, 2008. Stevens' Republican colleagues have postponed a vote on whether to keep him in their conference, opting to wait until his Senate race in Alaska is resolved. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Theodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens, Sr. (November 18, 1923 – August 9, 2010) was a United States Senator from Alaska, serving from December 24, 1968, until January 3, 2009, and thus the second longest-serving Republican senator in history. He was President pro tempore in the 108th and 109th Congresses from January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2007, and the third senator to hold the title of President pro tempore emeritus.

Stevens served for six decades in the American public sector, beginning with his service in World War II. In the 1950s, he held senior positions in the Eisenhower Interior Department. He played key roles in legislation that shaped Alaska's economic and social development, including the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. He was also known for his sponsorship of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, which resulted in the establishment of the United States Olympic Committee.

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