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Marcellus Hugh Evans (September 22, 1884 - November 21, 1953) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Brooklyn, he attended St. John the Baptist School and St. James Academy in Brooklyn and was graduated from the law department of Fordham University in 1910. He was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Brooklyn; from 1922 to 1926 he was a member of the New York State Assembly and served in the New York State Senate from 1927 to 1934.

Evans was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1941. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1940 for renomination as a Democrat and for election as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress. He resumed the practice of law and in 1953 died in Brooklyn; interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Loring M. Black, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
James J. Heffernan


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