Historic Markers Across Georgia

James D. Yancey

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Location: 901 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.786    W 084° 59.694
  32.4631    -84.9949
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM80GC
James D. Yancey Marker  


James D. Yancey enrolled at Columbus College in 1959 and received an associate degree in 1964 while working full-time for Columbus Bank and trust Company. He spent his career would see P. and T., rising to president in 1983 and then becoming president 1990 and chairman of the board 2003 of the Bank´s parent company, Sonoma´s financial Corp. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in the growth and development of Columbus and his Elmo model, where he served as a trustee of the sea is used foundation, led the effort to develop a systematic annual fund raising program and spearheaded the founding, of the Tower Society. Mr. Yancey also served as general chairman of CSU´s investment in people K. and pain they concluded in October 2005 after raising more than $1 billion. Held is one of the chief architects of Columbus Renaissance, Mr. Yancey was a member of the board of regents at the University system of Georgia in 1997 was awarded CSU´s first honorary doctorate.

Named in recognition of a generous gift from
James D. and Ruth B. Yancey
August 2006
Columbus State University


James D. Yancey