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Forrest Edwin Short

Forrest Edwin Short, American lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1955, United States District Court Kansas 1956, United States District Court (southern district) Alabama 1953, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.

Background

  • Short, Forrest Edwin was born on August 3, 1928 in Fort Scott, Kansas, United States. Son of Forrest Edwin Senior and Laura Elizabeth Short.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1953.

    Career

    • Sole practitioner, Fort Scott, 1954-1966. Partner Short & Short, 1966-1977, Short & Gentry, Fort Scott, 1977-1983, Short, Gentry & Bishop, Fort Scott, 1983-1993. President Short, Gentry & Bishop, P.A., from 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1955, United States District Court Kansas 1956, United States District Court (southern district) Alabama 1953, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1975, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

    Membership

    1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General, United States Army, 1953-1954. Member American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Bourbon County Bar Association, Fort Scott Rotary Club (president 1996-1997).

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Sharon Lynn Miller, May 1, 1955. Children: Stacey Lynn, Laurie Leigh.
    • father: Forrest Edwin Senior
    • mother: Laura Elizabeth Short
    • spouse: Sharon Lynn Miller
    • children: Stacey Lynn Short
    • Laurie Leigh Short
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    Born August 3, 1928
    Died May 3, 2004
    (aged 75)
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