Theodore (Ted) Fulton Stevens Sr. (November 18, 1923 – August 9, 2010), was best known as a United States Senator from the State of Alaska. Stevens served for just over 40 years (1968 to 2009), and was the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senator in history at the time he left office.
On February 23, 2019, the Ted Stevens Foundation unveiled this bronze statue of the Senator at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. It is displayed in the lobby between Concourses B and C.
The statue is the work of sculptor Joan Bugbee Jackson of Cordova, Alaska. Included on the statue are representations of the defining moments of Senator’s life in public service, including the China-Burma-India patch from World War II and the President Pro Tempore seal signifying his appointment to the position in 2003. As a tribute to the Senator’s dedication to Alaska’s First People, local Cordova artist Mike Webber created a one-of-a-kind Native design for the Senator’s tie.