H. A. Yancey

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Henry Alexander Yancey (1895-1985) was a civil engineer who served as Charlottesville’s 2nd city manager. After Boyd A. Bennett resigned effective September 1, 1925, Yancey served as the acting city manager until he was appointed city manager on with a yearly salary of $3,000. Yancy served as city engineer and city manager until August 31, 1931, when he left the city to become the city manager for Petersburg. He was replaced by Seth Burnley. Yancey later served as city manager for Durham, N.C., Greensboro, N.C. and Charlotte, N.C. [1]

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On September 9, 1922, Henry A. Yancey, the city’s new engineer, arrived this Wednesday from his home in Waynesboro and would entered upon his duties Monday. He was made in charge of the maintenance of streets.[2]

Yancey was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute. After leaving there he accepted a position with the West Virginia Highway Commission. He served as a first Lieutenant of infantry. After leaving the army service, Mr. Yancey became connected with the Virginia State Highway Commission a position he held until 1920. In the summer of 1922, he took a special course of study at the University of Pennsylvania.


  1. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6511602/henry-alexander-yancey
  2. Alexandria gazette (Alexandria, D.C.), 09 Sept. 1922. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.|https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025007/1922-09-09/ed-1/seq-2/

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