An American presidential advisor, lawyer and writer, best known as President John F. Kennedy's special counsel and adviser, legendary speechwriter, and alter ego.
Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928 – October 31, 2010) was an American presidential advisor, lawyer and writer, best known as President John F. Kennedy’s special counsel and adviser, legendary speechwriter, and alter … see full wiki
Today our nation mourns the passing of esteemed JFK advisor Ted Sorensen. He was 82 years old. Mr. Sorensen was brought to Washington to be Mr. Kennedy's speechwriter. He is the man primarily responsible for that memorable line in JFK's Inaugural Address; "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." It certainly was a much different America in those days. I must tell you that Ted Sorensen is without a doubt one of the finest wordsmiths I have ever come across. Years ago one of his colleagues remarked: "Ted Sorensen can use words that everybody can understand--intellectuals, milkmen, diplomats, politicians." I would certainly concur. It is no wonder why so many politicians sought his assistance in the years and decades following the Kennedy assassination.