Joel Yancey

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Joel Yancey (October 21, 1773 – 1838) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was born in Albemarle County, Virginia. Later, he moved to Kentucky. Yancey was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives 1809-1811. He also served in the Kentucky Senate 1816-1820 and 1824-1827.

Yancey was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). While in Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twenty-first Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress. Yancey died in Barren County, Kentucky in April 1838 and was buried in that county.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 10th congressional district

1827 – 1831
Succeeded by
Christopher Tompkins