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Elster Clayton Shortt

Elster Clayton Shortt, American educational administrator. Member Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.


  • Shortt, Elster Clayton was born on August 19, 1907 in Grundy, Virginia, United States. Son of Alex Vincent and Josephine (Neikirk) Shortt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, College William and Mary, 1929. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1942. Master of Education, Harvard, 1946, Doctor of Education, 1952.


    • Principal Woodlawn School, Hopewell, Virginia, 1930-1931, Dendron (Virginia) High School, 1931-1932. Teacher mathematics, director Athletics Manchester High School, Southern Richmond, Virginia, 1932-1933. Principal Marvin (Virginia) School, 1933-1934.

      Agent Peoples Life Insurance Company, Washington, 1934-1939. Principal Willis (Virginia) High School, 1939-1941. Instructor secondary education University of Virginia, 1941-1942.

      Principal Blacksburg (Virginia) High School, 1942-1945. Visiting professor education Richmond Professional Institute, College William and Mary, summers 1946-1948, 50. Professor education, department chairman Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1946-1950.

      Lecturer education Richmond area University Center, 1950-1951. Professor education West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1951-1952. Professor education, chairman div.

      Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1952-1953. Education specialist United States Office Education, Point IV foreign service in Jordan, charge establishing teacher training colls. at Jerusalem, Ramalah, and Amman, also director summer sessions, adviser Ministry Education, 1953-1955. Associate professor education Sul Ross State College, Alpine, Texas, 1956-1960.

      Education specialist United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, foreign service in Brazil, professor administration and supervision program on extension of education in Latin American, since 1960.


    • Contributor articles professional publications.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.


    • Married Roberta A. Carter, September 18, 1945. Children: Roberta (Mistress.
    • father: Alex Vincent Shortt
    • mother: Josephine (Neikirk) Shortt
    • spouse: Roberta A. Carter
    • child: Roberta (Mrs Shortt
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    Born August 19, 1907
    Died February 12, 1961
    (aged 53)