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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.


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


University of Oklahoma and University of Alabama (Bachelor of Arts, 1950. Juris Doctor, 1953).


Worked at Short, Gentry & Bishop, P.A. (Fort Scott, Kansas) specializing in Civil Trial Law, Oil and Gas Law, Criminal Law. Admitted to the bar, 1953, Alabama. 1956, Kansas, United States.

District Court, District of Alabama, United States. District Court, District of Kansas, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and United States.

Supreme Court.

Phi Alpha Delta. Delta Sigma Rho. Member, Board of Governors, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1975-1976. Member: Bourbon County (President, 1967-1968), Kansas and American Bar Associations.


The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.


Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing someone down. Never give up. Keep up with the search of truth in yourself and you will be awarded with the sense of happiness and joy you are looking for.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, gardening.


Married Sharon Lynn Miller, May 1, 1955. Children: Stacey Lynn, Laurie Leigh.