Christopher T. Chenery was a
public utilities executive and horse breeder, whose thoroughbred Secretariat won the Triple Crown
(the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes) in 1973. Born in
Richmond, Chenery grew up riding
horses before working as an engineer in the West and in Chicago. He founded and
served as president of the Federal Water Service Corporation and when it was
superseded by the board of the Southern Natural Gas Comp. . .
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