John H. Evins

John Hamilton Evins (July 18, 1830 – October 20, 1884) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

John Hamilton Evins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – October 20, 1884
Preceded byAlexander S. Wallace
Succeeded byJohn Bratton
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Spartanburg District
In office
November 24, 1862 – December 23, 1864
Personal details
Born(1830-07-18)July 18, 1830
Spartanburg District, South Carolina
DiedOctober 20, 1884(1884-10-20) (aged 54)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Resting placeSpartanburg
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
AllegianceConfederate States of America Confederate States of America
Branch/serviceConfederate States Army
Years of service1861 – 1865
RankConfederate States of America Captain.png Captain
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, Evins attended the common schools and was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1853. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He entered the Confederate States Army as a lieutenant and served until the close of the Civil War, attaining the rank of captain. He resumed the practice of law in Spartanburg. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1862 to 1864. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876.

Evins was 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, South Carolina, October 20, 1884. He served as chairman of the Committee on Territories (Forty-eighth Congress). He was interred in Magnolia Street Cemetery.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "John H. Evins (id: E000272)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

1877 – 1884
Succeeded by