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I am married to Elizabeth J. Mustard and live in Athens, GA with our children and dog Glory (2011, Christmas pictures: 2007, 2008, 2009) and more recent (2017, a, b, c, d, e). We have three sons (David Andrew, Stephen, and James) and two daughters (Mary and Hannah), who like sports. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in May 2000 and passed the Georgia and New York State Bar Exams. Since graduation she has worked as a research fellow with the Borchard Foundation, an adjunct professor at the UGA School of Law and Terry College, a visiting professor at Mercer Law School, and an associate at a local law firm.
My father and mother (E. David and Joan) live in Lancaster, NY–where I was born and raised. My father is an independent insurance agent in Buffalo, NY. My mother is a first grade teacher at Court St. School.
My brother, Todd, works for Wachovia Bank in Charlotte, NC.
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I enjoy participating in and watching various sports. I run consistently, and have run the LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon (October 1994), the Steamtown Marathon (me) (October 1998), the Detroit Free Press Marathon (October 2004), the Marine Corps Marathon with Team in Training to raise money for research and patient treatment for leukemia and lymphoma (Oct. 2005), and the Rochester Marathon (Sep. 2006). Elizabeth is an excellent runner, who has run the LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon twice, the Rocket City Marathon, the Charlotte Observer Marathon, Boston Marathon, and the St. Jude Memphis Marathon.
I also occasionally play basketball and swim. In my first year at UGA I played on two intramural champions: the Economics Faculty Basketball team (1998) and the Terry College of Business co-ed Softball team (1998). Since then we have won a few additional championships. I am increasingly spending more time playing sports with my children and coaching their various teams.
Born on September 18, 1968 in Buffalo, NY.
Graduated from Court St. Elementary School in 1980 and Lancaster Central High School in 1986 as salutatorian. During high school I was actively involved with the Lancaster Presbyterian Church Youth Group. I lettered in volleyball, basketball and baseball.
I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate years (1986-1990) at the University of Rochester. At Rochester I was a Resident Advisor in Hoeing Hall, a leader in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an interviewer for the admissions office, played on the Volleyball team, worked in Douglas Dining Center and Carlson Library, and played many intramural sports. For my four years in Rochester I worshipped at Pittsford Community Church. During my freshman year at Rochester I met Elizabeth Niles, whom I married 5 years later.
After graduating from Rochester I left for the University of Edinburgh on a Saint Andrew’s Society Graduate Scholarship. At Edinburgh I studied International and European Politics. Although I received a M.Sc. in 1992, my year abroad was focused primarily on being involved with St. Paul's and St. George's Church, playing on the University's basketball team, and traveling extensively. I visited England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany (I had the opportunity to hammer away at The Wall), Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia (what it was then), Bulgaria, Yugoslavia (also what it was known as then), Greece, Turkey, Spain and Andorra. My last visit of the year was to Wimbledon, with my brother and uncle, Paul, where we were part of the famed first middle Sunday in history.
I returned to the US on July 4, 1991. On Labor Day, Elizabeth and I were engaged. Shortly thereafter, I went to Chicago to start my first year in the Economics PhD program at the University of Chicago. After my first year, I returned and Elizabeth and I were married (Aug. 15, 1992). The two of us returned to Chicago that fall. Elizabeth worked at Latham and Watkins, Sanwa Business Credit Corporation and LaSalle National Bank, while I completed my degree. Elizabeth was a deacon and I was an elder of Hyde Park Alliance Church, where we worshipped. We lived in Chicago until I graduated with my PhD in August 1997.
In February 1997, I accepted a job offer from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. In August 1997 Elizabeth and I moved from Chicago to Georgia to start my faculty career, and Elizabeth started her first year of law school at UGA. Elizabeth graduated from law school in May 2000 and has subsequently passed the Georgia and New York bars. Since graduation she has worked for the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging and has taught at the University of Georgia School of Law and Mercer Law School. David Andrew Lawrence Mustard was born on 9 January 2001, Stephen Edward Carl Mustard was born on 22 Dec. 2002, Mary Elizabeth Kelly Mustard was born on 11 Nov. 2004, and James Aaron Christopher Mustard was born on Oct. 28, 2006. James came into the world dramatically as Elizabeth went into labor early while we were at my brother's wedding rehearsal. After an extremely fast drive from Charlotte to Athens very late Friday night (after all police would never give a speeding ticket to someone driving his wife to the hospital), James was born about 12:30 pm on Sat--just in time for me to drive back to Charlotte, shower, and get in my tux for Todd's wedding. My youngest child, Hannah Amanda Ruth Mustard, was born on 5 Oct. 2009. The children are tremendous blessings.
Last updated August 2011