Josiah J. Evans

Josiah James Evans (November 27, 1786 – May 6, 1858) was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 1853 to 1858.

Josiah James Evans
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United States Senator
from South Carolina
In office
March 4, 1853 – May 6, 1858
Preceded byWilliam F. De Saussure
Succeeded byArthur P. Hayne
Personal details
Born(1786-11-27)November 27, 1786
Marlboro County, South Carolina
DiedMay 6, 1858(1858-05-06) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic

Evans was born in Marlborough district in South Carolina and lived most of his life there and in Darlington district, South Carolina. He was a lawyer and judge for many years before becoming a Senator. He died in Washington, D.C. shortly before his first term was to expire. He was a Democrat. During his time in the Senate he was chairman of the committees on auditing the contingency expenses of the Senate and Revolutionary Claims. He is buried near his ancestral home on Society Hill, Darlington County, South Carolina.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ EVANS, Josiah James. Accessed June 2, 2012.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Josiah J. Evans (id: E000249)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
William F. De Saussure
U.S. senator (Class 2) from South Carolina
Served alongside: Andrew Butler, James H. Hammond
Succeeded by
Arthur P. Hayne