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James La Fayette EVANS

(1825-1903)

EVANS, James La Fayette, a Representative from Indiana; born in Clayville, Harrison County, Ky., March 27, 1825; attended the public schools; moved to Indiana, with his parents, who settled in Hancock County in 1837; moved to Marion, Ind., in 1845 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Hamilton County, Ind.; settled in Noblesville in 1850 and continued mercantile pursuits; also engaged in the grain-elevator business and in the pork-packing business; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the grain-elevator business; died in Noblesville, Ind., May 28, 1903; interment in Crownland Cemetery.

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

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