Memory Hold The Door
Yancey Alford McLeod
Born at Bishopville, son of Governor Thomas G. McLeod and Elizabeth Alford McLeod. Educated at University of South Carolina, A.B., 1930; LL.B., 1932. Admitted to Bar, 1932.
Practiced Columbia. Assistant Counsel, Federal Land Bank, 1933-35; Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1935-42. Law partners: E. McLeod Singletary, 1947-72; Yancey A. McLeod, Jr., 1972-75. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1951-55. Trial specialist in eminent domain proceedings.
President, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1963-64. President, Richland County Bar Association, 1961-62. Permanent Member, U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Senator from Richland County, 1946-50. State Chairman, S.C. Democratic Party, 1964-66; Delegate and Member, Platform Committee, 1964 Democratic National Convention. State Chairman, Re-elect President Lyndon B. Johnson Campaign, 1964.
Attained rank of Major, U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-45; 17 months combat service.
Deacon, First Presbyterian Church; Member, Board of Visitors, Presbyterian College, 1974-75.
Gifted trial lawyer, fearless political leader, and dedicated churchman.
Married Brownlee Neely Hair. Two children: Melinda McLeod Rouselle, Ph.D.; and Yancey A. McLeod, Jr.