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William Elmer EVANS


EVANS, William Elmer, a Representative from California; born near London, Laurel County, Ky., December 14, 1877; attended the public schools and Sue Bennett Memorial College, London, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in London, Ky.; moved to Glendale, Calif., in 1910 and engaged in the practice of law and in banking; city attorney of Glendale, Calif., 1911-1921; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law, real estate development, and ranching until his death in Los Angeles, Calif., November 12, 1959; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif.

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

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