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Philip Keyes Yonge (April 2, 1917 - October 18, 1984) was an attorney, whose family has been active in Pensacola education and legal work for several generations. "He was a a very eloquent, intelligent and meticulous person," said Dr. Henry Yonge, his younger brother; "He was very knowledgeable and read all the time." Yonge said. "You could talk to him about any subject in the world." Concerned that faculty members of the University of Florida engaged in homosexual acts away from the university, investigators surveyed the Cross Creek residence where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling and South Moon Under, had once lived. Many prominent faculty, including College of Law professor Philip Keyes Yonge, went on retreats to the Cross Creek home after Rawlings' death in 1953.
Philip Keyes Yonge was born in Pensacola on April 2, 1917, the son of John Eayres Davis Yonge (1882–1961) and Hilma Green Yonge (1891–1964). He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA., in 1939 with a liberal arts degree; he attended the University of Florida Law School and graduated with honors in 1941. Shortly after graduation, Yonge served in the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific. He returned to Pensacola and started the Yonge, Beggs and Lane law firm. Yonge practiced law here from 1945 to 1948. He preferred teaching. He served as a law professor for almost 20 years at Brooklyn Law School, often teaching at other universities. A Fulbright Scholarship allowed him to teach at Jaipur Univesity in India. Yonge also served as a law professor at the University of Florida, and as a visiting professor at Washington & Lee, Yale and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Yonge was a member of Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and several legal fraternities. "He was always interested in education and history," Dr. Yonge said. He was particulary interested in the Yonge's family history which predates the Civil War, Dr. Yonge said. The oldest member of his family, Yonge compiled four generations of family history dating back to the 1850s in West Florida. "He was highly respected in teaching circles and in the legal profession," Dr. Yonge said. Although Yonge traveled extensively, "He always considered Pensacola his home," Dr. Yonge said. Yonge never married.
Yonge died on October 18, 1984, in New York, where he had a residence for 20 years, on October 18, 1984. He was 67.
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