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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

George M. Humphrey

1890 - 1970

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. George M. Humphrey Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Location. 38° 2.522′ N, 84° 29.434′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling
George M. Humphrey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
2. George M. Humphrey Marker
west. Touch for map. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A. B. Hancock Sr. (here, next to this marker); Warren Wright, Sr. (here, next to this marker); George D. Widener (here, next to this marker); John D. Hertz (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Swigert (a few steps from this marker); William Woodward, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Isabel Dodge Sloane (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Arden Graham (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques in Thoroughbred Park. You can use that list to easily page through all of the markers. (Submitted on August 19, 2012.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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