Lowry Rush Watkins, Jr.

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Lowry Rush Watkins, Jr.

Lowry Rush Watkins, Jr., a native of Louisville, Kentucky, was the son of Barbara Bullitt and Lowry Rush Watkins.  Mr. Watkins attended Aquinas Preparatory School and was then graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.S.C. in Finance.

Mr. Watkins is a licensed pilot, rated as a flight and ground instructor, instrument, glider, seaplane, DC-3, B-25, B-17.  He is a semi-retired real estate developer.

* Society of the Cincinnati 
* General Society of Colonial Wars 
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States
* Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion (Knight of the Order)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* Colonial Order of the Acorn 
* Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
* Welsh Society of Philadelphia 
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta 
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry 
* Morgan's Men Association
* General Society Sons of the Revolution 
* Huguenot Society of America
* National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
* General Society of the War of 1812
* Military Order of the Southern Cross  
* Royal Society of Saint George 
* Sons of Confederate Veterans 
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
* Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia 
* Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy 
* Military Order of the Crusades 
* Order of Daedalians 
* Jamestowne Society 
* Colonial Order of the Crown
* Military Order of the Stars and Bars 
* National Huguenot Society
* National Society of Sons of the American Colonists 
* Dutch Colonial Society
* Flagon and Trencher 
* Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots American Revolution 
* Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge 
* National Society Sons of Colonial New England 
* Order of Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company 
* Plymouth Hereditary Society
* Descendants of the Knights of the Bath 
* Presidential Families of America 
* Order of the Honorable Artillery Company
* Boston Tea Party Society
* Winthrop Society
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
* Order of the First Families of Maryland
* Order of Descendants of Pirates and Privateers
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 2011
* Order of First Families of Connecticut
* First Families of Kentucky
* Order of the First Families of New Hampshire
* Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America
* Hereditary Society of Teachers

Other Notes
Mr. Watkins is a member of Pendennis Club, Oxmoor Country Club, University Club, Limestone Bay Yacht Club, and Captain’s Quarters Yacht Club.  He enjoys boating, flying, polo, genealogy, dancing, and American and European history. 

He is a Sponsor of the University of Louisville, School of Business, having established an Award, Lecture, Scholarship Chair.  Mr. Watkins is also a Sponsor of University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, having established the William Marshall Bullitt Award, Lecture, Scholarship, Chair.  He also endowed the Thomas Walker Bullitt Scholarship at Centre College in Kentucky, in memory of his great grandfather.   Mr. Watkins is a Sponsor of the Oldham County Historical Society, College Summer Internship in History.

He is a contributing author for the best-seller Solicitor General Bullitt: The Life of William Marshall Bullitt, a biography about his maternal grandfather.  Mr. Watkins is a lifelong Episcopalian.

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