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[R.I.P.] Ted Sorensen dies: JFK's speechwriter was 82


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One of the great talents of American politics has left us.

Excerpted from “Ted Sorensen dies: JFK's speechwriter was 82” By Emma Brown, The Washington Post, October 31, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
[SIZE="+2"]T[/SIZE]ed Sorensen, who served as President John F. Kennedy's adviser and primary speechwriter, died today at New York Presbyterian Hospital of complications from a stroke he suffered last week. He was 82.

Mr. Sorensen was instrumental in helping write "Profiles in Courage," the 1956 book for which Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize. He later became part of the president's inner circle, helping craft Kennedy's national addresses as well as his delicate correspondence with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis. …
I met the man twice. Quite the man. RIP.
The man wrote some damn good speeches. RIP.
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