George M. Humphrey

George M. Humphrey (HM13JR)

Location: Lexington, KY 40508 Fayette County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.522', W 84° 29.434'

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1890 - 1970

Among modern political figures involved in Thoroughbred racing have been national Treasury Secretaries George M. Humphrey, william Simon, and Nicholas Brady. Humphrey joined President Eisenhower's Cabinet in 1953, after a vigorous business career which included the restructuring of M. A. Hanna Co., formulation of National Steel Company, and working of a remote iron ore source along the Labrador-Quebec border. Humphrey had been a breeder and owner of saddle and harness horses, and later established a thoroughbred broodmare band. after resigning his government post in 1957, he purchased Whileaway Farm in Lexington as well as a number of distinguished broodmares such as Levee and Searching. Humphreys' daughter, Mrs. Pamela Firman, also became a major owner, and a grandson, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., acquired Shawnee Farm in Harrodsburg. Mr. and Mrs. G. Watts Humphrey Jr. achieved a unique double, he as co-breeder of Belmont Stakes winner Creme Fraiche and Mrs. Humphrey as the breeder of Genuine Risk, second filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
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HM NumberHM13JR
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720212 N 4213451
Decimal Degrees38.04203333, -84.49056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.522', W 84° 29.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 31.32" N, 84° 29' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128 Eastern Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US
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