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OBITUARY - Benjamin W Yancey

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OBITUARY - Benjamin W Yancey

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Surnames: Yancey

Yancey - Benjamin W. Yancey, A Maritime Lawyer And President Of The Foundation That Runs The
Historic New Orleans Collection, Died Monday At Touro Infirmary Of A Heart Attack. He Was 85. Mr.
Yancey, Senior Partner Of Terriberry, Carroll And Yancey, Helped Build The Maritime-Law Program At
Tulane University, His Alma Mater, Where He Was A Part-Time Member Of The Law Faculty. He Designed The
Course In Marine Insurance, Preparing His Materials As The Semester Progressed, Because There Were No
Materials Available When He Started In 1967, Said Robert Force, Thomas Pickles Professor Of Law At
Tulane. He Was Chairman Of The Planning Committee For The University's Admiralty Law Institute, Which
Holds A Biennial Conference That Is One Of The Most Important Such Meetings In The United States. In
1966, He Became The First Non-New York Lawyer To Be Elected President Of The Maritime Law Association
Of The United Sates. He Also Advised International Delegations At Diplomatic Conferences On Maritime
Law. Because Of His Expertise In This Field, He Was One Of 13 American Lawyers Elected Titular Members
Of The Comite Maritime International, The Parent Maritime-Law Organization. Mr. Yancey, Who Was Born In
Biloxi, Miss., Received A Bachelor's Degree In 1926 From Tulane, Where He Was Elected To Phi Beta
Kappa. In Law School, He Was Elected To Order Of The Coif, A Scholastic Honorary Society. He Received
His Law Degree In 1928 And Began His Law Practice Later That Year. The Law School Named Him Its
Outstanding Alumnus In 1975, And The University Gave Him An Honorary Doctor Of Laws Degree In 1986. Mr.
Yancey, Who Contributed To Law Reviews And To Publications Specializing In Admiralty Law And Maritime
Insurance, Was A Fellow Of The American College Of Trial Lawyers And A Member Of The International
Association Of Insurance Counsel And The New Orleans, Louisiana And American Bar Associations. He Was
Chairman Of The Board Of New Orleans Little Theater And A Member Of Its Board Of Governors, A Vice
President Of New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Society And A Member Of The Boston And Pickwick Clubs.
Survivors Include A Sister, Clare Yancey Crews Of Covington. A Memorial Service Will Be Held Friday At
11 A.M. At Christ Church Cathedral. Burial Will Be Private. The House Of Bultman Is In Charge Of
Arrangements. Times Picayune 10-30-1991

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