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David Carlos Short, American Law educator ( law: pract. & administration)Administrative and regulatoryEnvironmentalEnergy, oil and gas leasinglawyer, educator.


Short, David Carlos was born on May 30, 1938 in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. Son of Carless and Fannie Elizabeth (Smith) Short.


Bachelor, University Kentucky, 1964. Juris Doctor, University Kentucky, 1966. Master of Science in International and Comparative Law, Vrije University, Brussels, 1975.


Attorney, co-director North East Kentucky Legal Service, Morehead, 1967—1969. General counsel Kentucky Department Health, Frankfort, 1969—1971. Legislation counsel Peace Corps Moen Trust Territory Pacific Islands, 1971, assistant attorney general, 1973—1978.

Senior attorney Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, Lexington, Kentucky, 1971—1972. Regional director Office of Surface Mining, United States Department Interior, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1978—1981. Associate Stites, McElwain & Fowler, Frankfort, 1981—1982.

Director, associate professor Mineral Law Center, University Kentucky College Law, Lexington, 1983—1993, professor, 1987—1993. Dean, professor of law Northern Kentucky University Chase College Law, 1993—1999. Served with United States Army, 1962-1963.


  • Bar: Kentucky 67, Tennessee 81.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Pollution Viewed as an International Crime: Facts and Fantasies, 1975, Abandoned Mine Reclamation: Its Mechanics and Its Problems, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.


The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.


Served with United States Army, 1962-1963. Designated President Meritorius Executive by President Jimmy Carter, 1980.Mem. American Bar Association (co-chairman academic affairs of coal subcommittee of natural resources section 1985), Kentucky Bar Association (organizer, first chairman of the section of naturalresources law 1983-1984), Tennessee Bar Association.


Married Teri Davis, September 1, 1976. Children: David C., Samuel James, Rachel Davis.

Carless Short

Fannie Elizabeth (Smith) Short

Teri Davis Short

David C. Short

Samuel James Short

Rachel Davis Short