Statement by the President on the Passing of Ted Sorensen:
"I was so saddened to learn that Ted Sorensen passed away. I got to know Ted after he endorsed my campaign early on. He was just as I hoped he'd be -- just as quick-witted, just as serious of purpose, just as determined to keep America true to our highest ideals.
From his early days desegregating a Nebraska pool to his central role electing and advising President Kennedy to his later years as an international lawyer and advocate, Ted lived an extraordinary life that made our country -- and our world -- more equal, more just, and more secure. Generations of Americans entered public service aspiring to follow in his footsteps."
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