THEODORE F. STEVENS. Speech Recording; October 28, 1994.
Ted Stevens was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 18,
1923. He graduated from UCLA and Harvard Law School, and practiced
law in Washington, D.C. In the early 1950s, he moved to Alaska
and practiced law in Fairbanks. In 1953, he was appointed U.S.
Attorney in Fairbanks. Stevens then practiced law in Anchorage
and in 1964, he was elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives
where he was the House Majority Leader during his second term.
In December of 1968, then-Governor Walter Hickel appointed Stevens
to fill the vacancy left in the U. S. Senate after the death of
U. S. Senator Bob Bartlett. Stevens stood for election in 1970
to complete Bartlett’s term. Stevens was then elected to a full
term in 1972, and re-elected in 1978, 1984, 1990 and 1996.
This collection consists of an audio recording of a speech
given by Senator Ted Stevens to the Alaska World Affairs Council
luncheon at the Anchorage Hilton on October 28, 1994. The speech
consists of an introduction by a member of the World Affairs Council,
a short speech by Senator Stevens, and a question and answer session
with the Senator. Total running time of the recording is approximately
The collection was presented to the archives by Theresa Obermeyer in 1998.