James Watson Yancy

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Full Name: James Watson Yancy
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:D  Number:9
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives 
Birth Date: September 24, 1926 
Died: October 29, 2005 
Burial Date: November 1, 2005 

YANCY, JAMES W. (1926-2005) ~ James W. Yancy, Jr. was born September 24, 1926, in Lufkin, Texas to James W. Yancy, Sr. and Ossie Mae White.

James served his country as a United States Marine in WWII. He then earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he was a member of the first graduating class. After his degrees were conferred upon him, James served the Houston and Austin areas as an attorney.

James then went on to serve in the 53rd and 54th Texas Legislatures and became an attorney for the Texas Association of Business.

He married Virginia Howell and had one daughter and three step-children. James W. Yancy, Jr. passed away on October 29, 2005 and was interred in the Texas State Cemetery three days later.

Source: Austin American Statesman s.v. obits via www.statesman360.com


#6157) NO STONE. Served in the House during the 53rd-54th sessions.
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