Stuart S. Janney III

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Stuart S. Janney III is an American heir, lawyer, financier and horseman.


Early life[edit]

Stuart S. Janney III graduated from the Gilman School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1][2] He later received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.[1][2]


He was a Partner at Maryland the law firm Niles, Barton & Wilmer.[1] He served as legislative assistant to Charles Mathias (1922–2010), special assistant to the United States Secretary of State and foreign policy assistant to U.S. Senator Howard Baker (born 1925).[1]

He served as Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons from 1986 to 1994, the first investment bank in the United States founded in 1800 in Baltimore, Maryland, and Brown Advisory.[1] He has served on the Boards of Directors of Superior Essex, one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers worldwide, the Graphic Controls Corporation, a medical product company as well as King Ranch, Identity Group, Pride Manufacturing Company, LLC and Keystone Foods Holdings, The Rouse Company.[1]

He is Chairman of the Board of the Bessemer Trust, a wealth management and investment advisory firm for high-net-worth families.[1]

He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Zoological Society.[1][3]

Equine interests[edit]

In 1988, he inherited the family stable and decided to move the breeding operation from Glyndon, Maryland to Claiborne Farm, where Seth W. Hancock (b. 1949) could take care of it.[2]

He serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Keeneland Association, the New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club.[1] In 2013, his horse Orb won the Kentucky Derby.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Lynn Janney.[2] They have a son, Matt, and a daughter, Emily.[2]