Monday, November 1, 2010

The Last Word: Ted Sorensen 1928 - 2010

The nation lost one of the greatest speech writers of all time yesterday with the death of Lincoln, Nebraska native Ted Sorensen. Sorensen graduated from Lincoln High School. He was one of the inner circle in the administration of President John F. Kennedy. The most memorable quotes of JFK were penned by Nebraskan Sorensen.

I was fortunate to meet Mr. Sorensen after he spoke at the Lied Center in Lincoln two years ago. No genealogy connection here, but as a Nebraskan, he played an important role in America's history. This video obituary was compiled by another Lincolnite and Lincoln High School graduate, Sean Patrick Farrell.

Here's a summary of Mr. Sorensen's life from his hometown paper, as only writer/reporter Don Walton can do justice.

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