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Lynden EVANS

(1858-1926)

EVANS, Lynden, a Representative from Illinois; born in La Salle, La Salle County, Ill., June 28, 1858; attended the public schools and was graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., in 1882; taught in the schools of La Salle and Evanston, Ill.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice at Chicago, Ill.; lecturer on corporation law in the John Marshall Law School in 1907 and 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Ill., until his death there on May 6, 1926; interment in Graceland Cemetery.

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

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