Source: Florida Historic Dramatic Contemporary, page 321

MALCOLM N. YANCEY-Tallahassee, hub of the political and legal life of the state of Florida, is governed under what is considered in most parts of the world as the most progressive form of municipal administration, the city manager plan, a system which originated in the American South. And the City Manager of that capital city is Malcolm N. Yancey, born in the very state where the city manager plan got its start, the Old Dominion. Like many another city manager in the United States, Mr. Yancey is an engineer. Before he accepted the municipal office he served the State Road Department of Florida in numerous capacities, most of them executive, for twenty years. He is a military veteran of World War I and is well known in veterans' organizations.

Mr. Yancey's birth occurred at Port Republic, Virginia, on August 29, 1896. He is the son of Dr. Stuart Mauzy Yancey, a physician and surgeon, and Bessie Lincoln (Nicholas) Yancey. In 1915, Mr. Yancey was graduated from the Plant City (Florida) High School. He then went to the University of Florida, at Gainesville, where in 1920 he took the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Only seven years later the university conferred upon him the full degree of Civil Engineer. In 1915, Mr. Yancey went to work, in an engineering capacity, for the State Road Department. He rose, successively from inspector to project engineer, to assistant division engineer and finally to division engineer. He resigned the last named post in 1939 and on the first of the following year took office as City Manager of Tallahassee. He has since given that community an exceptional administration and taken it far forward on its path of public welfare and prosperity.

Mr. Yancey was in the United States Infantry in World War I and attended the Officers Training Camp at Plattsburg, New York. In September, 1918, he was assigned as an instructor to Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and remained there until the end of the war. He is active in the American Legion and its La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. Also, he is a member of the Tallahassee Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Lions Club of Tallahassee. He worships in the Presbyterian Church.

At Whitmell, Virginia, on May 22, 1922, Mr. Yancey married Anne Mae Mitchell, the daughter of James C. and Emma Mitchell. Ten children were born to the marriage: Mary Stuart Yancey, Frances Luciel Yancey, Malcolm N. Yancey, Jr., James M. Yancey, Joyce Yancey, Caroline Elizabeth Yancey, Jane Yancey, Albert Winsborrow Yancey, William Layton Yancey and Susan Yancey. Mr. Yancey's office is in the Tallahassee City Hall.


The Towle, Whitaker, Blake, Yancey home at 517 North Calhoun Street - Tallahassee, Florida

Built for attorney and State Comptroller Simon Towle in 1847.Later sold to Richard Whitaker in 1854.
 Sold to Miss Sallie Blake in 1906 and then to City Manager Malcolm Yancey in 1942.
In 1968 it was sold to Lucille Givhan and finally to the the Democrat Executive Committee of Florida in 1976.

Left rear is City Manager Malcolm Yancey. Rainey Cawthon is in the wheelbarrow being pushed by "Red" Coleman. Chief of Police John Montgomery is at the right front. This was the result from a wager between Cawthon and Coleman (of Coleman Faulk Construction Company) in which the loser was to give the winner a ride down Monroe Street if the paving around Doak Campbell Stadium was not completed for the opening game of the season. Red lost by 2 days and used a decrepit wheelbarrow with a wheel that was flat on one side. Chief Montgomery is giving Cawthon a traffic ticket for using a non-registered vehicle.


Additional Info concerning Malcolm's son Albert "Bert" W. Yancey - Golfer.