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WILLIAM STAMPS FARISH III (born March 17, 1939, in Houston
Houston
, Texas
Texas
) is an American businessman and a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2001 until 2004.

CONTENTS

* 1 Family and early life

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Lane\'s End Farm * 2.2 Ambassador to the U.K.

* 3 Personal life * 4 References

FAMILY AND EARLY LIFE

His father, William Stamps Farish Jr., was killed in an airplane accident during World War II
World War II
. He is the grandson of William Stamps Farish II , who was President of Standard Oil
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
University of Virginia
.

CAREER

He began his career as a stockbroker at Underwood, Neuhaus and Company in Houston. 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 ">

LANE\'S END FARM

A breeder of thoroughbred racehorses , in 1979 Farish bought the 240 acres that had been Bosque Bonita Farm near Lexington, Kentucky
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
Wellington, Florida
.

Lane's End has a secondary 400-acre (1.6 km2) operation near Hempstead, Texas
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
Preakness Stakes
and his filly Casual Look won a British Classic , the 2003 Epsom Oaks
Epsom Oaks
. In 1992, and again in 1999, he received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder . Farish has served as chairman of Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs
, home to the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby
.

AMBASSADOR TO THE U.K.

Farish was nominated by President George W. Bush
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
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 proved as agreeable as he was invisible."

PERSONAL LIFE

Farish wed Sarah Sharp, a stepdaughter of Bayard Sharp, when Farish was 23 and Sarah as 19. They are the parents of one son, William Stamps Farish IV , and three daughters.

REFERENCES

Notes

* ^ "Farish, William S". 2001-2009.state.gov. U.S. Department of State Archives . November 9, 2001. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ York, Michael (May 6, 1990). "Bush and Breeder Go Way Back: Profile: Will Farish, who enjoys an extremely close relationship with the President, aims to raise the best racehorses in the world". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ A B "William S. Farish". www.americanambassadors.org. Council of American Ambassadors . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Daily Racing Form, drf.com, June 6, 2013. * ^ A B Bowen, Edward L. (2004). Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
Breeders. Eclipse Press. pp. 263–76. ISBN 9781581501179 . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Drape, Joe (May 13, 2007). "A Hard Race From Backstretch to White House". The New York Times
The New York Times
. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Ehalt, Bob (December 5, 2016). "William S. Farish III: Racing Leader and Ambassador". Americas Best Racing. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Mayhew, Augustus (January 20, 2010). "Boca Grande". New York Social Diary . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ A B Lacey, Marc (February 15, 2001). "President Bush Wants Horse Breeder as Envoy in London". The New York Times
The New York Times
. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ "NEWS SUMMARY". The New York Times
The New York Times
. February 15, 2001. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Lacey, Marc; Bonner, Raymond (March 18, 2001). "A MAD SCRAMBLE FOR PLUM POSTS". The New York Times. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Hoge, Warren (November 21, 2003). "A REGION INFLAMED: THE PRESIDENT; Bush and Blair Say Bombings Fortify Resolve". The New York Times . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Thomson, Alice (September 19, 2001). "\'The Queen has been a great friend\'". The Telegraph . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Bumiller, Elisabeth (November 24, 2003). "White House Letter; In Hour to Shine, an Envoy Instead Shuns the Spotlight". The New York Times . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Moss, Stephen (March 31, 2003). "The invisible ambassador". The Guardian . Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ Christopher Meyer, D.C. Confidential, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005 * ^ "Social Dinner in Honor of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Hosted by the President and Mrs. Bush Guest List". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. Retrieved June 8, 2017. * ^ "Bayard Sharp Was Delaware\'s Man of Racing". BloodHorse.com. August 11, 2002. Retrieved June 8, 2017.

Sources

Wikimedia Commons has media related to WILLIAM STAMPS FARISH III .

* Casual Look (horse) * Official portrait of William Farish by David Griffiths * Lane\'s End Farm * Bowen, Edward L. Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
Breeders (2003) Eclipse Press
Eclipse Press
ISBN 978-1-58150-102-5

DIPLOMATIC POSTS

Preceded by Philip Lader
Philip Lader
U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED KINGDOM 2001–2004 Succeeded by Robert H. Tuttle

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