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Hogan Yancey of Kentucky

Posted: 1 Aug 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 10:44AM GMT
Hogan Yancey (1881-????)
Source: History of Kentucky. By Charles Kerr.

HOGAN YANCEY. While he has gained marks of distinction as a successful lawyer, and is now serving in his second term as county attorney of Fayette County, Hogan Yancey is best known to a great many people in Kentucky and elsewhere as a former star athlete, baseball and football player and former coach of athletic teams.

He was born at Louisville, October 1 1881, son of George W. and Sarah (Kendall) Yancey. His father who was born in Owen County, Kentucky, graduated from Kentucky University with the class of 1873 and was an active minister of the Christian Church until 1894 when ill health compelled his retirement. For several years he traveled extensively both in this country and abroad and died at Williamstown, Kentucky, in 1896 at the age of forty-nine. His wife was born at Williamstown in Grant County and died in December, 1912, at the age of sixty-one. Hogan was the third of their four children, and one other is still living.

Hogan Yancey as a boy attended public schools at Leesburg, Williamstown, spent two years in the F. M. S. School at Waynesboro, Virginia, was a student in South Carolina College at Columbia, South Carolina, during 1900-01, and completed his college work in Kentucky University from 1901 to 1903. While in school he attracted attention as a football and baseball player, and afterwards was an athletic coach, spending nearly every season coaching football teams for several years. He was coach of the Kentucky University team in 1908-09. During this time he was employing his leisure in the study of law and graduated with the class of 1909. He was also for about two years part owner and manager of the Lexington Baseball Club. Mr. Yancey opened his law office in Lexington in 1910, and in the fall of 1911 was elected city attorney, serving two years He was chosen county. attorney in 1913, and by re-election in 1917 has filled that office two terms. He has made a capable record, has earned the appreciation of all good citizens by his work, and his friends unite in prophesying for him a broad career of usefulness in his chosen profession.

Mr. Yancey is a member of the Kappa Alpha college fraternity, Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Politically he is a democrat. August 6, 1913, he married Estelle des Cognets, a native of Philadelphia and second of the three children of Louis and Estelle (McCarty) des Cognets. Her parents are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Yancey have one daughter, Sarah Kendall Yancey.

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