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David Ellicott EVANS

(1788-1850)

EVANS, David Ellicott, a Representative from New York; born in Ellicotts Upper Mills, Md., March 19, 1788; attended the common schools; moved to New York in 1803 and settled in Batavia; employed as a clerk and afterward as an accounting clerk with the Holland Land Co.; member of the State senate 1819-1822; member of the council of appointment in 1820 and 1821; elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twentieth Congress and served from March 4, 1827, until his resignation May 2, 1827, before the assembling of Congress; appointed resident agent of the Holland Land Co., in 1827 and served until his resignation in 1837; also engaged in banking; delegate to the convention held at Albany, N.Y., in 1827 to advocate a protective tariff; retired from active business pursuits in 1837 to devote his attention to his extensive land interests; died in Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y., May 17, 1850; interment in Batavia Cemetery.

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

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