Priest; college professor. Born– October 20, 1896, Tampa, Fla. Parents– William and Philomena (Oakes) Yancey. Entered the novitiate in the Jesuits’ New Orleans Province, 1912. Education– Spring Hill College;  St. Stanislaus College, Macon, Ga.; Gonzaga, B.A., 1919; studies in Spain, 1923-1925; Woodstock College, M.D., 1925-1927; St. Stanislaus Noviate, Cleveland, Ohio.; St. Louis University, Ph.D., 1931. Ordained to Jesuit Priesthood, June 14, 1926. Taught at Spring Hill College, Mobile; Chairman of Science Dept. Member– National Science Foundation Board, president, Mobile and Alabama Academies of Science. Founder anda executive secretary, Albertus Magnus Guild, an organization of Catholic scientists.  The biology building at Spring Hill was named Yancey Hall in his honor.  Died October 22, 1969.


Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.


Introduction to Biological Latin and Greek. Mount Vernon, Iowa; F. G. Brooks, 1944.

Origins from Mythology of Biological Names and Terms. Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1945.

To God Through Science. Mobile, Ala.; Spring Hill College Press, 1968.