Member Biography

John Clarkson Evans 

Seal
Sessions Office Position District Party
1856       5 Democrat
1857       5 Democrat
1858       6 Democrat

COUNTIES: Berks  


Biography

06/22/1805 - 02/05/1879


John Clarkson Evans (D5) Berks County 1856-1857 (D6) Berks County 1858

Early Life:

John Clarkson Evans, born June 22, 1805, Church Town, Conestoga Valley, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Margaret Jones Evans; minimal rural education; engaged, farming, Morgantown, Caernarvon Township, Berks County; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1844; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1850-1852; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1856-1858; married, Ann Jones Evans, children, David J. Evans, Clara E. Evans Bard, Eliza Douglass Evans, Nathan Evans, Anna Jane Evans, Sallie Evans, George Evans; died, February 5, 1879, (aged 73); interment, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Morgantown, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

After his father’s death, widowed mother moved the family, Reading, Berks County. Farmer.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Masonic fraternity.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1844.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1850-1852.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Berks County, 1856-1857.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, Berks County, 1858.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://archives.house.state.pa.us/people/member-biography?ID=8378

Cited:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70687918/john-clarkson-evans