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John Hamilton EVINS

(1830-1884)

EVINS, John Hamilton, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Spartanburg District, S.C., July 18, 1830; attended the common schools and was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Spartanburg, S.C.; entered the Confederate Army as a lieutenant and served until the close of the Civil War, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; resumed the practice of law in Spartanburg; member of the State house of representatives, 1862-1864; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, until his death in Spartanburg, S.C., October 20, 1884; chairman, Committee on Territories (Forty-eighth Congress); interment in Magnolia Street Cemetery.

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

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