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William Elmer Evans (December 14, 1877 – November 12, 1959) was a lawyer, real estate developer, and politician, who served as a Republican United States Congressman from California's 9th and 11th Congressional District.

William Elmer Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byPhilip D. Swing
Succeeded byJohn S. McGroarty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byWalter F. Lineberger
Succeeded byDenver S. Church
Personal details
Born(1877-12-14)December 14, 1877
Laurel County, Kentucky
DiedNovember 12, 1959(1959-11-12) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician, Attorney, Real estate, Banking


William Elmer Evans was born in Laurel County, Kentucky in 1877. He was educated at public schools and attended Sue Bennett Memorial College, in London, Kentucky. [1]

Evans studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1902, commencing practice in London, Kentucky. He later moved to Glendale, California in 1910 and continued to practice law and banking. He was the city attorney of Glendale, California from 1911 to 1921 and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924. [1]

Evans was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927–January 3, 1935), and an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. [1] In Congress he served on the House Naval Affairs Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. [2]

Later in life, Evans resumed the practice of law, real estate development, and ranching until his death in Los Angeles, California, November 12, 1959. He is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. [1]

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  • United States Congress. "William E. Evans (id: E000261)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter F. Lineberger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Denver S. Church
Preceded by
Philip D. Swing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
John S. McGroarty

  1. ^ a b c d "EVANS, William Elmer - Biographical Information". Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ "WILLIAM ELMER EVANS |". Retrieved 2019-09-14.