|William S. Farish|
AKA William Stamps Farish III
Birthplace: Houston, TX
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)
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
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
Romney Victory Inc.
Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
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