Notable deaths of 2010
Ted StevensAug. 10
Stevens, who was appointed to the Senate in 1968 and served longer than any other Republican in history, died in a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska. He was 86.
Over the years, Stevens directed billions of dollars to Alaska. But one of his projects -- infamously known as the "Bridge to Nowhere" -- became a symbol of pork-barrel spending in Congress.
Stevens's standing in Alaska was toppled by corruption allegations and a federal trial in 2008.