The Ted Stevens Papers Collection documents the career of Theodore Fulton (Ted) Stevens (1923-2010), Senator from the State of Alaska from 1968-2009, the longest-serving Republican member of the United States Congress. Stevens was a leading force in the creation of legislation concerning Alaska’s economic, social and cultural development.
On February 23, 2019, the Ted Stevens Foundation proudly unveiled the bronze statue of the Senator at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. It had long been a dream of the Foundation to add a physical representation of the Senator and his legacy to the airport to greet and educate visitors to our great state.
In 2017, the board of the Ted Stevens Foundation, in keeping with the Foundation’s mission to “recognize and honor the Senator’s career in public service”, approved the commissioning of a portrait of Senator Stevens for inclusion in the Senate Leadership Portrait Collection.
The Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program is the new name for the longstanding University of Alaska legislative internship program that has been allowing college students the ability to intern in the Alaska State Capitol as well as the congressional offices of Alaska’s senators and representative for over 30 years.
In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature dedicated the fourth Saturday in July as Ted Stevens Day as a tribute to the Senator’s many contributions to our state. The Foundation, in keeping with the Senator’s mantra to “Get Out and Play,” organizes statewide events on Ted Stevens Day to provide opportunities for Alaskans to enjoy the outdoors in honor of Senator Stevens.
December 18, 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). In honor of this momentous event, and to recognize Senator Ted Stevens’ work in crafting and passing this landmark legislation, the Ted Stevens Foundation released a historical documentary on the founding of ANCSA.
The naming of DDG 128 honors Ted Stevens, former United States Senator for Alaska from December 1968 until 2009. At the time he left office in 2009, he was the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senator in history.
While being a strong advocate for Alaska, he also promoted national security, worked to strengthen our military with modern weapons, new facilities, and improved pay and benefits. Senator Stevens served with distinction as a pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War II, earning both a Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster and an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for his service.