Forty-one year senate veteran, best known for stating, "The internet is a series of tubes."
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Ted Stevens was a former WWII fighter pilot and the longest serving Republican United States Senator in history. He achieved worldwide infamy when on June 28, 2006, he coined the phrase, "The Internet is a Series of Tubes."
Rise to fame
Apart from his political achievements Stevens is most famous for his overly simplistic description of how the internet works. The phrase was used widely to criticize Stevens for his lack of knowledge about how the internet works despite being in charge of regulating it.
Ted Stevens was among five people that died in a plane crash on August 9, 2010 near Dillingham, Alaska. Four others survived. The floatplane was en route to a fishing site when it collided into a mountainside due to fog.
Stevens is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Terrible luck with planes. Surviving being a WWII fighter pilot. Surviving the 1978 plane crash that killed his first wife and four others. Dying in a plane crash in 2010.
- Being the longest serving Republican Senator in history.
- Being a Harvard educated lawyer.
- Being convicted of corruption in 2008 then having the verdict voided in 2009 due to "prosecutorial misconduct"
Old Mike Gravel questioning Old Ted Stevens' authority.