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James LeVoy Sorenson

Born: 30-Jul-1921
Birthplace: Rexburg, ID
Died: 20-Jan-2008
Location of death: Salt Lake City, UT
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Utah billionaire

Held 50 patents, mostly for medical devices, including one of the first real-time heart monitors. Among his other ventures was a line of lingerie intended for prudish Mormons, Elegance of Modesty, which eventually generated $2M in annual sales. He sold his major medical interests, Sorenson Research to Abbott Laboratories in 1980. Sorenson died with a net worth of approximately $4.5B, much of it as equity in Abbott.

Father: Joseph LeVoy Sorenson
Mother: Emma Blaser Sorenson
Wife: Beverley Taylor (m. 1946, two sons, six daughters)
Daughter: Carol Smith
Daughter: Shauna Johnson
Son: James Lee Sorenson
Daughter: Ann Crocker
Daughter: Joan Fenton
Son: Joseph Sorenson
Daughter: Gail Williamsen
Daughter: Christine Harris

    University: Sierra College

    The Commonwealth PAC
    Romney for President
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Young Men's Christian Association
    Religious Mission: Mormon to New England (1942)
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia

Author of books:
Finding the Better Way (1993, memoir)

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