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John Morgan EVANS

(1863-1946)

EVANS, John Morgan, a Representative from Montana; born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo., January 7, 1863; attended the common schools, the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1884 and 1885, and was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1887; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Missoula, Mont.; judge of the police court 1889-1894; register of the United States land office 1894-1898; mayor of Missoula under the first city commission government established in the State in 1911 and 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Missoula, Mont.; elected to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Seventy-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; retired from active practice and resided in Washington, D.C., until his death March 12, 1946; interment in Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Mont.

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

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