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Robert Emory EVANS


EVANS, Robert Emory, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Coalmont, Huntingdon County, Pa., July 15, 1856; attended the public schools, the State normal school at Millersville, Pa., and the Indiana (Pa.) Normal School; employed in Colorado as a machinist 1877-1883; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1886; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Dakota City, Nebr., in 1887; superintendent of Winnebago Industrial School 1889-1891; prosecuting attorney of Dakota County in 1895; resigned to become judge of the eighth judicial district, in which capacity he served from 1895 to 1899; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; president of the Nebraska State Bar Association in 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Dakota City, Nebr.; elected judge of the supreme court from the third district of Nebraska in 1924; moved to Lincoln, Nebr., where he died July 8, 1925; interment in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa.

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