Ted Sorensen, Brother of Tom Sorensen, Dies at 82

Nov 1 2010 - 11:50am

Ted Sorensen with Bob Gibson, Sorensen Board Chairman John Hager and Maggie Hager

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia extends our condolences, prayers and best wishes to Ruth Sorensen Singer and Adam Sorensen and their families at the loss of Ted Sorensen, Ruth's brother and Adam's uncle. Ruth Sorensen Singer is a former board member and Adam is a current member of the Sorensen Institute's Statewide Advisory Board.

Ted Sorensen, the brother of the late Tom Sorensen, after whom the Sorensen Institute is named, was an inspiring author, speechwriter and adviser to President John F. Kennedy. Ted Sorensen was well known for his wit and wisdom and was a great supporter of the institute bearing his brother's name.

He visited Charlottesville to benefit the institute on Sept. 8, 2008, at a reception held at Farmington Country Club. The evening's talk is available in the Sorensen Newsroom archives in two parts.

You can learn more about Ted Sorensen's life at The New York Times, The Washington Post and the White House Press Office.

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