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David Reid EVANS

(1769-1843)

EVANS, David Reid, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Westminster, England, February 20, 1769; immigrated to the United States in 1784 with his father, who settled in South Carolina; attended Mount Zion College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1796 and commenced practice in Winnsboro; member of the State house of representatives 1802-1805; solicitor of the middle judicial circuit 1804-1811; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); declined to be a candidate for reelection and returned to his plantation; member of the State senate 1818-1826; first president of the Fairfield Bible Society; died in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C., March 8, 1843; interment at a private residence in Winnsboro.

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

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