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,
Order of the First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25
2015; Counselor 2001-2007)
Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede
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
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Counselor)
* National Society Colonial Daughters of the
Treaty of Paris of 1783: A diplomatic victory,
A Team-Teaching Success Story, 1994
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
Mrs. Duchin is the proprietor of a cattle farm in Bourbon County,
is an active member of the Sulgrave Club and The
Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C.