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.
- United States Congress. "Joel Yancey (id: Y000002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 10th congressional district
1827 – 1831
|20th||Senate: R. M. Johnson | J. Rowan||House: T. Metcalfe | R. Letcher | T. Moore | R. Buckner | C. Wickliffe | J. Lecompte | W. Young | J. Clark | R. McHatton | H. Daniel | J. Yancy | J. Calhoon | C. Lyon | J. Chambers | T. Chilton|
|21st||Senate: J. Rowan | G. Bibb||House: R. Letcher | C. Wickliffe | J. Lecompte | J. Clark | H. Daniel | J. Yancy | C. Lyon | T. Chilton | N. Coleman | R. M. Johnson | J. Kincaid | N. Gaither|