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Lemuel Dale EVANS

(1810-1877)

EVANS, Lemuel Dale, a Representative from Texas; born in Tennessee January 8, 1810; studied law and was admitted to the bar; moved to Marshall, Tex., in 1843 and engaged in the practice of law; member of the State convention that annexed the State of Texas to the Union in 1845; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; collector of internal revenue in 1867; member of the reconstruction convention in 1868; chief justice of the supreme court in 1870 and 1871; associate justice and presiding judge from 1872 to 1873, when he resigned; United States marshal for the eastern judicial district of Texas in 1875; died in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 1877; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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