The Senator From Alaska: Ted Stevens’ Political Career

1||August 10, 2010: Alaska Senator Ted Stevens (R) is killed in a plane crash near Dillingham, Alaska. Here’s a look back at the senator’s career. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

2||March 4, 1997: Stevens, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) walk down the Senate steps. ||Newscom/CQ&&

3||1997: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Stevens. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

4||April 28, 1981: President Ronald Reagan meets with Republican Congressional Leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Majority Whip Stevens is third from the left. House Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) is on the right. ||Newscom/CNP&&

5||Stevens with astronaut John Glenn. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

6||February 8, 1978: Stevens meets with President Jimmy Carter. ||National Archives&&

7||1975: Stevens waits with a marching band for President Ford to disembark from Air Force One at Eielson Air Force Base.||Alaska’s Digital Archives&&

8||1975: President Ford at Eielson Air Force Base, flanked by Gov. Jay Hammond (R-AK) on the left, Stevens and Rep. Don Young (R-AK) on the right. ||Alaska’s Digital Archives&&

9||April 21, 1997: Stevens and Sen. John Warner (R-VA) during a Senate rules committee hearing. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

10||May 6, 1969: Rep. Howard Pollock (R-AK), Stevens, Vide Bartlett, Sen. Mike Gravel (D-AK), and Sen. Warren Magnuson (D-WA) dedicate the E. L. Bartlett Memorial Auditorium in Washington D. C. with a bust of Bob Bartlett. ||Newscom/ShowCasePix&&

11||May, 2005: Stevens and former Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) walk through the Ohio Clock Corridor to a Republican luncheon. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

12||September 3, 2003: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Stevens during a Senate commerce hearing. ||Newscom/CQ&&

13||September 16, 2004: Stevens, far right, at the groundbreaking for an Air Force Memorial. From left, H. Ross Perot Jr., Air Force Memorial Foundation president; Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Murray; Gen. John Jumper, Air Force chief of staff; James Roche, secretary of the Air Force; Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). ||Newscom/Scripps Howard News&&

14||June 26, 2008: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Stevens help pass out cake during an event celebrating 50 years of Alaska statehood.||Newscom/KRT&&

15||October 22, 2008: Stevens, with daughter Beth (left) and wife Catherine, arrives at a federal courthouse the day after Stevens’ corruption charges went to a jury. Stevens had been charged with seven counts of ethical misconduct, and was found guilty on all seven counts in October 2008. But in April 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the charges against Stevens, citing prosecutorial misconduct. Full coverage here. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

16||January 7, 2002: Stevens with Vice President Dick Cheney at a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber of the Capitol. ||Newscom/UPI&&

17||March 2, 2005: President George W. Bush speaks at a ceremony to award baseball great Jackie Robinson a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal as Stevens and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) look on. ||Newscom/UPI&&

18||May 19, 2005: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Stevens, and Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), joke during a news conference on judicial nominees. ||Newscom/CQ&&

19||October 29, 2003: Stevens meets with Bill Frist and California Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (R).||Newscom/ShowCasePix&&