Haggin , Louis Lee II

1913 - 1980

Thoroughbred Farmer.

Louis Lee Haggin II was born in Fayette County on April 12, 1913, the great grandson of James Ben Ali Haggin (legendary horseman and mining operator).  James B. A. Haggin was a partner in the famed Homestead (silver) Mine in Colorado and Anaconda (copper) Mine in Montana.  He owned Elmendorf Farm in Lexington (with over 1,000 thoroughbred horses).  Louis L. Haggin graduated from Princeton University and served during the Second World War as a Captain in the Armored Field Artillery.

In 1937, he purchased the Sycamore Farm on Shannon Pike in Woodford County.  Mr. Haggin was one of the organizers of the Keeneland Race Course (becoming President in 1940).  He married a daughter of Hal Price Headley (which see).  He was selected the Chairman of the Keeneland Association in April 1970 and held numerous positions in the Thoroughbred Racing Association and Jockey Club.

Mr. Haggin served as a director of the First National Bank and Trust Company (from 1938 to 1961) and First Security National Bank and Trust Company (from 1961 to 1980).  He died during 1980.

William M. Ambrose, First Security National Bank & Trust Company (1835-1992), Limestone Press, Lexington, 2007.