Belle Brent Clay Ward Duchin

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Mrs. Ronald Alan Duchin
(Belle Brent Clay Ward)

Belle Brent Clay Ward Duchin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Miller Ward, Jr., is a native of Paris, Kentucky.  She was married to the late Colonel Ronald Alan Duchin, US Army Retired.  She has two daughters, Elizabeth Ward Duchin White and Belle Clay Duchin Deming.

Mrs. Duchin holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in history from the University of Kentucky and has completed post graduate work at the University of Virginia. She has been a member of the Clinical Faculty at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  She maintains residences in McLean, Virginia and Paris, Kentucky.

Society Memberships
Order of the First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25  (Registrar 2007-
   2015; Counselor 2001-2007)
 National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede (President 2004-
 Order of the Crown in America (President General 2011-2016)
* One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal
* National Gavel Society
* Colonial Dames of America, Chapters III and IX (Counselor)
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Counselor)
* National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century

Treaty of Paris of 1783: A diplomatic victory, 1983
A Team-Teaching Success Story
, 1994

Other Notes
Mrs. Duchin was a member of the Board of Trustees of the McLean Orchestra and served as Co-Chairman of the Gala Committee.  She was a member of the founding board of the Army Officers’ Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area (1973-1975) and was the President of the Officers’ Wives Club of Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1977.  As a member of the Kentucky Society of Washington, D.C., she was a founder of the Henry Clay Distinguished Kentuckian Award, and chaired the award presentation dinners. 
Mrs. Duchin is the proprietor of a cattle farm in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and is an active member of the Sulgrave Club and The Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C.   

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