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William S. Farish

William S. FarishAKA William Stamps Farish III

Born: 17-Mar-1939
Birthplace: Houston, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: W.S. Farish & Co.

While one of the wealthiest men in Texas (fortune derived from Humble Oil, co-founded by his grandfather), he is extremely secretive. Close personal friend of George H.W. Bush, and a heavy Republican donor. Gave Bush their pet dog Millie, and he is the one who managed the then-Vice President's assets in a blind trust. Queen Elizabeth II has been a guest at Farish's horse ranch (Lane's End Farm near Lexington, Kentucky), and their horses breed with each other -- Farish is a horse breeder at the highest level, including winners of the Belmont, Preakness, and Kentucky Derby; he also for a time was Chairman of the Board of Churchill Downs. From 2001 to 2004 he served as US Ambassador to Great Britain, including during September 11 and aftermath.

Father: William S. Farish Jr. (d. airplane accident WWII)
Wife: Sarah
Son: Bill Farish, Jr.
Daughter: Mary Farish Johnston
Daughter: Laura Farish Chardwick
Daughter: Hillary Farish Stratton

    University: University of Virginia
    Administrator: Board Member, Rice University
    Administrator: Board Member, College of Medicine, Baylor College
    Administrator: Board Member, Transylvania University

    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom 2001-04
    Americans for Truth in Politics
    Bluegrass Committee
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    John McCain 2008
    McConnell Senate Committee '14
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Urban League Houston Chapter
    Pilgrims Society
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee


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