Nebraska Authors

Christian A. Sorensen

Born 1890-03-24 Harrisburg, NE (USA)

Died 1959-08-25
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park

Christian A. Sorensen served as Nebraska Attorney General, 1929-1933. He is famed for his role in the destruction of the Dennison crime family and political machine in Omaha. His sons followed him into politics. Theodore Sorensen served as speech writer and adviser to U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Philip Sorensen served as Nebraska's lieutenant governor, 1965-1967.

History Nebraska (formerly NSHS) has an on-line profile.

Places Lived


Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Legislation; Legislative Procedure (Nebraska)


Undergraduate Studies, Grand Island Baptist College, Grand Island, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Attorney General


Manual of Nebraska Legislative Procedure; Senate Rules, House Rules, Joint Rules, Legislative History. with Myrtle Keegan, 1917.

We appreciate corrections and additions to our information about authors, but please read the following guidelines and caveats carefully.

  • The Nebraska Authors database is based on publicly available sources. Unless you are the author contacting us in person, it helps us if you cite the source or sources of your information. We cannot include unsourced information in the database.
  • We may be appreciative of information we choose not to include in the publicly available database.
  • To include an image on an author profile, please send jpg attachment to nebraskaauthors@lincoln.ne.gov. A photo-release agreement is required before the image will be published on this site.
  • Because of the way we are staffed, expect corrections or additions to take time, sometimes up to three months.
  • While we initially included some actual links to external URLs in the database, we will in the future no longer provide functioning links. We will instead record the presence of specific external materials in language that we hope will help intelligent users find it themselves. Web rot, in which actual materials remain online but undergo changes in their URLs, is too demanding in terms of staff time for us to hope to keep external links current.

Please copy, fill out the form below, and email it to heritage@lincoln.ne.gov to suggest a change.

Christian A. Sorensen

Do you have corrections for the above information or other information to add?:

(e.g. Author is buried in Fremont, not in David City / Also wrote for the Daily Nebraskan during her time as a student)