David R. Evans (South Carolina politician)

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David Read Evans
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Fairfield District
In office
November 22, 1824 – November 26, 1832
Preceded bySamuel Johnston
Succeeded byAustin Ford Peay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded byRichard Winn
Succeeded byWilliam Woodward
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Fairfield District
In office
November 22, 1802 – November 30, 1805
Personal details
Born(1769-02-20)February 20, 1769
Westminster, England, Great Britain
DiedMarch 8, 1843(1843-03-08) (aged 74)
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Resting placeWinnsboro, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Alma materMount Zion College
Professionlawyer

David Read Evans (February 20, 1769 – March 8, 1843) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Westminster, England, Evans immigrated to the United States in 1784 with his father, who settled in South Carolina. He attended Mount Zion College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1796 and commenced practice in Winnsboro. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1802–1805. He served as solicitor of the middle judicial circuit 1804–1811.

Evans was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815). He declined to be a candidate for reelection and returned to his plantation. He served as member of the State senate 1824–1832. He was the first president of the Fairfield Bible Society. He died in Winnsboro, South Carolina, March 8, 1843. He was interred at a private residence in Winnsboro. Place of interment is now the Bethel A.R.P Cemetery located on North Vanderhorst Street, Winnsboro, SC.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "David R. Evans (id: E000238)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Winn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 5th congressional district

1813–1815
Succeeded by
William Woodward