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Ted Sorensen

Ted SorensenAKA Theodore Chaikin Sorensen

Born: 8-May-1928
Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
Died: 31-Oct-2010
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Aide to JFK

Special Counsel to President John F. Kennedy, whom he served for 11 years.


[1] New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, NY.

Father: C. A. Sorensen (b. 1890, d. 1959)
Mother: Annis Chaikin Sorensen (b. 1888, d. 1970)
Brother: Robert Sorensen
Brother: Thomas C. Sorensen (b. 31-Mar-1926, d. 5-Nov-1997)
Sister: Ruth Sorensen Singer
Brother: Philip Sorensen (Lt. Governor of Nebraska)
Wife: Gillian Martin Sorensen (four children)
Daughter: Juliet

    University: BS Law, University of Nebraska (1949)
    Law School: LLB, University of Nebraska (1951)

    White House Speechwriter
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Senior Partner
    Al Franken for Senate
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Council on Foreign Relations Board Member
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    National Democratic Institute for International Affairs Senior Advisory Committee
    Obama for America
    Order of the Coif
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    National Humanities Medal 2010
    Stroke 22-Oct-2010
    Stroke 2001
    Risk Factors: Blindness

Author of books:
Decision-Making in the White House: The Olive Branch or the Arrows (1963, politics)
Kennedy (1965)
The Kennedy Legacy: A Peaceful Revolution for the Seventies (1969, biography)
Watchmen in the Night: Presidential Accountability After Watergate (1975, politics)
A Different Kind of Presidency: A Proposal for Breaking the Political Deadlock (1984, politics)
Why I Am a Democrat (1996, politics)
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History (2008)


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