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Deronda Miniard Short

Deronda Miniard Short, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1978, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1978, United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia 1983.

Background

  • Short, Deronda Miniard was born on January 18, 1943 in Hazard, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of Arthur Shepherd and Margaret (Riddle) Miniard.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, 1968. Bachelor, Christopher Newport College, Newport News, Virginia, 1975. Juris Doctor, College William and Mary, 1978.

    Career

    • Partner Short, Short, Telstad & Kerr, PC, Newport News, since 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1978, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1978, United States District Court (eastern district) Virginia 1983.

    Politics

    Christians should engage the culture through discipleship within the churches and through participation in the democratic public policy and political process in order to help fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible and expressed in the Baptist Faith to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Any individual, child, or otherwise cannot be baptized until they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ—then, and only then, would a person be baptized.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    As your relationship with God develops and becomes closer, your living habits will change as a natural course of events.

    Membership

    Member Virginia Symphony Guild, Newport News, 1975-1984, Virginia State Ballet, Newport News, 1977-1981, Peninsula Estate Planning Council, since 1983. Commissioner Penisula Ports Authority Virginia, Newport News, 1977-1986. Board visitors Christopher Newport College, 1979-1983.

    Member American Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, Newport News Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn, Peninsula Women's Network. Clubs: Towne Point (Norfolk, Virginia).

    Connections

    • Married Lester L. Hudgins Junior, September 24, 1961 (divorced November 1980). 1 child, Stephanie Elaine. Married W. Dean Short, June 18, 1983.
    • father: Arthur Shepherd Miniard
    • mother: Margaret (Riddle) Miniard
    • spouses: Lester L. Hudgins Junior
    • W. Dean Short
    • child: Stephanie Elaine Short
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    Born January 18, 1943
    (age 74)
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