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Alvin Evans (October 4, 1845–June 19, 1906) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography

Alvin Evans was born in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and the Iron City Business College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was engaged in lumbering. During the American Civil War, he served in a volunteer company organized to repel the expected invasion of Pennsylvania by the Confederates. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Ebensburg. He later practiced in the superior and supreme courts of the State and in the Federal courts. He served one term as burgess of Ebensburg Borough. He worked as solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Cambria County, Pennsylvania for several years. He was one of the incorporators and president of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Ebensburg. For a number of years he served on the school board and in the common council of his native town.

Evans was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed the practice of his profession and died in Ebensburg. Interment in Lloyd Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Joseph E. Thropp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

1901 - 1903
Succeeded by
Daniel F. Lafean
Preceded by
Robert J. Lewis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

1903 - 1905
Succeeded by
John M. Reynolds
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