Here is Ted Stevens, Republican senator from Alaska. Senator Stevens was found guilty this afternoon at the end of a trial over political corruption. Read more below. See also biography, photos, and a video.

Stevens was convicted on seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in improper gifts and home renovations he received from 1999 to 2006. He could face up to 35 years in federal prison, though this is not likely due to his age and clean record. He says, “I am innocent,�? and his legal team is considering appeal on the matter. There are several things surrounding the conduct of the prosecutors that give rise to concern. Even if he can win on an appeal, there are some more immediate concerns for him to worry about.

Senator Stevens is up for re-election on November 4th, but pause before writing him off. He is a six term senator, and the longest serving Republican in the Senate. He also represents the longest serving senator from the beginning of Alaska’s statehood. Even if re-elected, he may face censure and/or removal from the Senate.

Ted Stevens Biography

Ted “Theodore Fulton�? Stevens was born November 18, 1923, in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from Redondo Union High School, while living in Manhattan Beach, California, he joined the military in 1942. He served in the Air Corp during WWII. After the war, he went to college and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA and a law degree from Harvard.

After specializing in resource law, Stevens accepted a job at an Alaskan law firm in 1953. He was shortly there after appointed as US Attorney for the area. Stevens was promoted to the Department of the Interior in 1956. It was at this time that he was called upon by fellow Alaskans to head up the effort for statehood. He achieved that goal with formal admittance of Alaska into the union in 1968-1969. He became one of Alaska’s first senators, appointed upon the death of a senator in 1968. He later won a special election in 1970 and has won re-election ever since.

Senator Stevens has been criticized for his pro-choice, pro-stem cell research positions, as well as his support of the infamous bridge to no-where pork project.

Photos of his house and a video are below.

Ted Stevens Conviction Video