Nebraska Authors

Thomas C. Sorensen

AKA: Tom Sorensen, Thomas Chaikin Sorensen

Born 1926-03-31 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1997-11-05
Charlottesville, VA (USA)

Journalist, Information Specialist, Consultant and Advisor, Thomas C. Sorensen was also the campaign manager for Bobby Kennedy's Presidential Campaign in California. Sorensen was the son of Nebraska Attorney General Christian A. Sorensen and brother of Nebraska Lt. Governor Philip C. Sorensen and brother of Ted Sorensen.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Berkeley, CA
Washington, D.C.
Chicago, IL
Charlottesville, VA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


United States--Foreign Relations; Political Science


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1947, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Assistant Night Editor, Lincoln State Journal
News Director and Commentator, KLMS Radio
Information Officer and Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
Deputy Director for Policy and Plans, United States Information Agency
Vice President at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Deputy Manager of Robert Kennedy’s California Presidential Primary Campaign
Campaign Manager
Senior Fellow for the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs in Chicago
Investment Adviser
Adjunct Lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Places Worked

Lincoln State Journal
KLMS Radio, Lincoln, NE
KFOR Radio, Lincoln, NE
U.S. Embassy, Beirut, LEBANON
United States Information Agency
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs, Chicago, IL
The Advest Group Inc.
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


In the spring of 1996, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications conferred the first annual Thomas C. Sorensen Award for Distinguished Nebraska Journalism
Arthur S. Fleming Award for Outstanding Young Men in Federal Service, 1962


The Word War: The Story of American Propaganda. 1968.

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