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A Private Life in Public Service

  • Michelle A. Ulyatt
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Abstract

This chapter details Theodore Sorensen’s influence over national political life after 1970. It examines his run for the Senate in 1970 and his nomination for the role of Director of Central Intelligence in 1977. The chapter also assesses the impact of Sorensen’s legal work and how it fulfilled his political beliefs. Ulyatt outlines the role Sorensen played in supporting a new generation of political leaders to live up to the promise of the Kennedy legacy. The chapter examines his work with Gary Hart in the 1980s, his role in shaping Democratic Party programs in the 1990s and his involvement in Barack Obama’s success in 2008. Ulyatt argues that Sorensen’s work helped to educate the American people about politics and to inspire them to value public service.

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  • Michelle A. Ulyatt
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  1. 1.KentUK

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