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A.J. Evans

Full Name: Andrew Jackson Evans
Birth date: 1832
Death date: August 28, 1897

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 12th (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    2/10/1870 - 2/16/1870
     
  • House, 7th (4) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
(1) Name listed A.J. Evans. House Journal .
(2) S.W. Ford, sworn 2/16/1870, succeeded Andrew J. Evans, sworn 2/10/1870, unseated in election contest. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Name listed Andrew J. Evans. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 1962.
(4) Party affiliation, Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) "In each house the radicals had a slight majority over both Democrats and conservative Republicans. . .These made short work of the [election] contests; the radical contestants were seated in nearly every instance. Several of those who lost their seats were leading Hamilton Republicans, as A.J. Evans in the senate and M.L. Armstrong in the house. . .fn3, One case that seems particularly flagrant was the unseating of Nelson Plato (Dem.) of the Brownsville district," p. 289. Reconstruction in Texas 1910.
(6) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(7) 12th Legislature - "Andrew J. Evans, a liberal Republican, took the oath but was declared ineligible in an election contest and was replaced by Radical Republican S.W. Ford," p. 87. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • EVANS, ANDREW JACKSON (1832-1897). "During the Civil War Evans remained a committed Unionist, making several speeches in and around his home in Waco." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
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