Nebraska Authors

Alfred R. Sorenson

Born 1850-01-31 Milwaukee, WI (USA)

Died 1939-10-31
Omaha, NE (USA)

Omaha, NE (USA)
Prospect Hill Cemetery

Local historian Sorenson came to Omaha in 1871 from Chicago. Sorenson was an Omaha newspaperman and worked for several newspapers before establishing his own paper, the Omaha Examiner. He also campaigned to win seats in the United States Senate and Congress, but did not win. He was the father of Nebraska author Grace Sorenson.

Places Lived

Milwaukee, WI
Racine, WI
Cambridge, MA
Omaha, NE
San Francisco, CA
Denver, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Butte, MT

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Omaha Nebraska--History; Local History


Undergraduate Studies, Racine College, Racine, WI
Law Degree, 1857, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


City Editor

Places Worked

Editor, Omaha Bee, 1871-1881
Editor, Omaha Republican, 1881-1883
Editor, Omaha Herald
Editor, Omaha Examiner, weekly (1880s)


Early History of Omaha: or, Walks and Talks Among the Old Settlers: A Series of Sketches in the Shape of a Connected Narrative of the Events and Incidents of Early Times in Omaha, Together with a Brief Mention of the Most Important Events of Later Years. 1876. (Published by The Daily Bee newspaper)
History of Omaha from the Pioneer Days to the Present Time. 1889.

Also published in numerous magazines and newspapers.

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