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Andrew Jackson 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)   Republican Waco / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 45 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (6)     Waco / McLennan   Bell, McLennan

(1) 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.
(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) "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, Provisional Session - Absent on opening day, 2/8/1870, p. 4. Report of election contest between S.W. Ford and A.J. Evans recommending that S.W. Ford be seated, 2/16/1870, pp. 26-27. Senate Journal. February 16, 1870 February 8, 1870
(5) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(6) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting 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

  • Mentioned as "Young men . . . addressed rallies in their areas of the state" in support of Constitutional Unionism. Baggett, James Alex, "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," The Journal of Southern History, Vol.40(3), August 1974, p. 445. Journal of Southern History.
  • 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.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1868. Included in "List of Delegates to the Reconstruction Convention, As Announced in Special order No. 213, Dated Headquarters Fifth Military District, New Orleans, LA., April 13th, 1868." Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A.D., 1868 (1870), pp 533-534. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Committee Information top

12th Adjourned - 1871
Land Office  
Public Lands  
12th R.S. - 1871
Land Office  
Public Lands  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Land Office  
Public Lands  
Public School Lands  
7th R.S. - 1857
County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
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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