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Daniel Jackson EVANS

(1925- )
Senate Years of Service:
1983-1989
Party:
Republican

EVANS, Daniel Jackson, a Senator from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 16, 1925; graduated, University of Washington, Seattle (civil engineering) 1948, and received a graduate degree from that university in 1949; served in the United States Navy 1943-1946; returned to duty 1951-1953; civil engineer and contractor; member, Washington State house of representatives 1956-1965; Governor 1965-1977; chairman of the National Governors Association 1973-1974; president, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash., 1977-1983; appointed on September 8, 1983, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry M. Jackson; took the oath of office on September 12, 1983; subsequently elected by special election as a Republican on November 8, 1983, to complete the term, and served from September 8, 1983, to January 3, 1989; not a candidate for reelection in 1988; chairman, Daniel J. Evans Associates 1989-; member, University of Washington Board of Regents 1993-2005, serving as president 1996-1997; is a resident of Seattle, Wash.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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