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A.J. Evans
Full Name: Andrew Jackson Evans
Date of birth: 1832
Date of death: August 28, 1897

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Feb 10, 1870 - Feb 16, 1870 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Republican Waco / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 45 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (7)     Waco / McLennan   Bell, McLennan
(1) Name listed A.J. Evans. House Journal.
(2) Name listed Andrew J. Evans. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962, 1962.
(3) "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.
(4) 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.
(5) 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.
(6) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(7) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Finance  
    Immigration  
    Land Office  
    Public Lands  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Finance  
    Immigration  
    Land Office  
    Public Lands  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Finance  
    Immigration  
    Land Office  
    Public Lands  
    Public School Lands  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Petition of Citizens on the Frontier, Relative to Indian Depredations  
    Public Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    San Saba County, Memorials Regarding Indian Depredations  
    Tax Laws and Payment of Taxes Upon Real Estate (Co-Chair) 
     

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