Sorensen, Theodore C. (Theodore Chaikin), 1928-


Sorensen, Theodore C. (Theodore Chaikin), 1928-


Bio: Theodore Chaikin Sorensen, also known as Ted (b. May 8, 1928, Lincoln, Nebraska-d. October 31, 2010, New York, New York), lawyer, writer, presidential advisor. He attended the University of Nebraska, where he received a B.S. degree in Law in 1949 and an LL.B. in 1951. Mr. Sorensen was admitted to the Nebraska bar in 1951, the New York bar in 1966, the District of Columbia bar in 1971, and to the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as attorney for the Federal Security Agency from 1951 to 1952 and was a member of the staff of the Joint Committee on Railroad Retirement in the U.S. Senate in 1952. Under Senator John F. Kennedy he was staff assistant and speechwriter from 1953 to 1961, and served as secretary of the New England Senators Conference from 1953 to 1959. He served as Special Counsel to President Kennedy and, briefly, to President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1961-64.