Party affiliation: Republican
Burton Erhard Sorensen was American investment banker. Served to corporal United States Marine Corps, 1951-1953, Korea. Member City Midday Club (New York City), Morris County Golf Club (Covent, New Jersey), Grandfather Golf and Country Club (Linville, North Carolina), The Sanctuary Golf Club (Sanibel Island, Florida).
Vice president Kidder, Peabody & Company, New York City, 1956-1971. Vice president Goldman, Sachs & Company, 1972-1976, partner, 1977-1984. Chief executive officer, chairman Lord Securities Corporation, 1984-1996.
Director Provident Companies, Inc., Chattanooga, Tennessee, Servicemaster Industries Inc.