Residence: Lane's End Farm, Versailles, Ky.; Wellington, Fla.
Family: Wife Sarah; children William S. "Bill" Farish Jr., Mary Farish Johnston, Laura Farish Chadwick and Hillary Farish Stratton
Education: Attended the University of Virginia.
Professional Background: Will Farish was a stockbroker in Houston and later president of Fluorex, an international mining and exploration company, and Navarro Exploration Company ... Founding director of New York holding company Eurus and Capital National Bank of Houston … Ran a political campaign for future president George H.W. Bush … From 2001 to 2004, served as United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s for President George W. Bush ... Owns W. S. Farish Co., a Houston trust company founded by his grandfather in 1929 to manage the family assets ... Holdings include the William Stamps Farish Fund, which provides millions for charitable causes, including a $1 million donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund in 2010 to jump-start a $10 million to $12 million endowment fund ... Also is a major supporter of equine research through the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Maxwell H. Gluck Center.
In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s and served in that role for three years.more » « less