News Updates:8/10/2010: According to CNN and The New York Times, former Senator Ted Stevens was killed in an airplane crash in southwest Alaska.
4/7/2009: The federal conviction of Ted Stevens was thrown out by a federal judge.
Catherine Ann Bittner Chandler:
Died:Ted Stevens: At the age of 86, former Senator Ted Stevens died in an airplane crash in southwest Alaska near Dillingham on August 10, 2010. Ted Stevens was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on September 28, 2010.
"Stevens was one of two survivors in a 1978 plane crash at Anchorage International Airport that killed his wife, Ann, and several others."
Source: Conflicting Reports on Ted Stevens' Condition." CBSNews.com. 8/10/2010.
How Ted and Catherine Met:
- Susan Stevens Covich: Born abt. 1954. Her mother was Ann Cherrington.
- Beth Stevens: Born abt. 1955. Her mother was Ann Cherrington.
- Walter Stevens: Born abt. 1956. His mother was Ann Cherrington.
- Ted Stevens: Born abt. 1957. His mother was Ann Cherrington.
- Ben Stevens: Born March 1959 in Washington, DC. His mother was Ann Cherrington.
- Lily Stevens: Born in 1981. Lily is a law clerk in Washington. Her mother is Catherine.
- The chalet in Girdwood, Alaska
- A condo in Anchorage, Alaska
- Washington, DC.
Catherine: Attorney, federal prosecutor, lobbyist.
Indictment in Stevens Corruption Case:
Source: U.S. v. Theodore F. Stevens
Source: Suzan Nightingale. "Ann Stevens was 'special.'" Anchorage Daily News. Vol. XXXII, No. 290. pgs. 1-2. 12/5/78.
Catherine's first marriage ended in divorce.
Quotes About the Marriage of Catherine and Ted Stevens:
Source: Manu Raju. "Wife downplays senator's role in home improvements." RetireTed.com. 10/16/2008.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "Catherine had to get used to Ted's tenacity early on. The day after their wedding, he agreed to fill in for a colleague on a trip to tout Reaganomics in China. She had never let him live down that "Honeymoon."
Source: "Honoring Senator Ted Stevens." Congressional Record. 4/12/2007.
Tom Hays: "He [Ted] works all the time," said Catherine Stevens, a lawyer who married Stevens in 1980 after meeting him on a blind date. "He's a classic workaholic."
Source: Tom Hays, Jesse J. Holland. "Sen. Ted Stevens due back on witness stand Friday." AP. 10/17/2008.