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Ted Sorensen Dies at 82

MANHATTAN (CN) - Theodore C. Sorensen, counselor and speechwriter for President Kennedy, died Sunday. He was 82.

Sorensen was responsible for some of JFK's most memorable lines, including, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," and had a large hand in Kennedy's book, "Profiles in Courage," which won the young senator a Pulitzer Prize and first brought him national attention.

An attorney for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for decades after he left the White House, Sorensen also was an author and memoirist.

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