William Stamps Farish III
|"United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom|
July 12, 2001 – July 10, 2004
|President||"George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||"Philip Lader|
|Succeeded by||"Robert H. Tuttle|
March 17, 1939 |
"Houston, "Texas, "U.S.
|Relations||"William Farish II (grandfather)
"Martha F. Gerry (aunt)
|Children||4, including "William|
|Parents||William Stamps Farish Jr.|
|Education||"St. John's School, Houston, Texas|
|"Alma mater||"University of Virginia|
His father, William Stamps Farish Jr., was killed in an airplane accident during "World War II. He is the grandson of "William Stamps Farish II, who was President of "Standard Oil from 1937 to 1942. He grew up in Houston, where he attended "St. John's School. He is a graduate of the "University of Virginia.
He began his career as a stockbroker at "Underwood, Neuhaus and Company in Houston.["citation needed] He later served as President of Navarro Exploration Company. Farish was also a founding Director of Eurus, Inc., a bank holding company in New York as well as of Capital National Bank in Houston. Farish owns W.S. Farish & Co., a "trust company based in "Houston. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the "University of Kentucky. He has served on the "Board of Directors of "Vaalco Energy Inc..["citation needed]
A "breeder of "thoroughbred "racehorses, in 1979 Farish bought the 240 acres that had been Bosque Bonita Farm near "Lexington, Kentucky. Over the years it would be expanded to 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) and renamed "Lane's End Farm. A leading breeder of horses that compete around the world, Lane's End Farm hosted "Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Lexington. He also owns a home in the horse community of "Wellington, Florida.
Lane's End has a secondary 400-acre (1.6 km2) operation near "Hempstead, Texas. Farish's operations have bred and/or raced over 225 horses that became stakes winners, both individually and with partners. In 1972, his horse "Bee Bee Bee won the "Preakness Stakes and his filly "Casual Look won a "British Classic, the 2003 "Epsom Oaks. In 1992, and again in 1999, he received the "Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder. Farish has served as chairman of "Churchill Downs, home to the "Kentucky Derby.
Farish was nominated by President "George W. Bush as "U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom on March 5, 2001, appointed on July 11, 2001, and served until he resigned in early summer 2004.
The United Kingdom newspaper "The Guardian commented on his low profile during the period leading up to the Iraq War. "Christopher Meyer, who was British Ambassador to Washington during Farish's service, said that "as ambassador [Farish] proved as agreeable as he was invisible."
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