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Hiram Kinsman EVANS

(1863-1941)

EVANS, Hiram Kinsman, a Representative from Iowa; born in Walnut Township, Wayne County, Iowa, March 17, 1863; attended the country schools and Seymour and Allerton (Iowa) High Schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1886; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Holdrege, Nebr.; moved to Seymour, Iowa, in 1887, and to Corydon, Iowa, in 1889 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney for Wayne County 1891-1895; member of the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897; member of the board of regents of the University of Iowa 1897-1904; mayor of Corydon 1901-1903; judge of the third judicial district of Iowa from 1904 until 1923, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Horace M. Towner and served from June 4, 1923, to March 3, 1925; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed the practice of law in Corydon, Iowa; appointed by the Governor of Iowa as a member of the State board of parole on July 1, 1927, and served to July 1, 1933; died in Corydon, Iowa, July 9, 1941; interment in Corydon Cemetery.

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

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