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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

Joshua EVANS, Jr.

(1777-1846)

EVANS, Joshua, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Paoli, Chester County, Pa., January 20, 1777; attended the common schools; hotel keeper and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1820; appointed the first postmaster of Paoli December 9, 1826, and served until February 13, 1830; president of the Tredyffrin Township school board 1836-1846; brigadier general of State militia; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Paoli, Pa., October 2, 1846; interment in the cemetery of the Great Valley Baptist Church, New Centerville, Pa.

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

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