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 " Thomas Beverley Evans, Jr. " 



United States Representative from Delaware
( January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1983 )
  • Born:November 5, 1931 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.
  • Parents:Unknown
  • Married:Unknown
  • Children:Unknown

  • Attended the public schools of Old Hickory, Tenn., and Seaford, Del., 1936-1943; graduated from Woodberry Forest School, Orange, Va., 1947; B.A., 1953, LL.B., 1956, University of Virginia
  • Clerk to Chief Justice of Delaware Surpreme Court, 1955
  • Admitted to Virginia bar in 1956
  • Served in Delaware National Guard, 1956-1960
  • Engaged in insurance and mortgage brokerage business, Wilmington, Delaware, 1957-1968
  • Director, Delaware State Development Department, 1969-1970
  • Co-chairman and chief operating officer, Republican National Committee, 1971-1973
  • Delegate to Republican National Conventions, 1972, 1976, 1980
  • elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1983); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress, being defeated by State Treasurer "Thomas Richard Carper"
  • Member of law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Evans in Washington, D.C.

  • Home:Wilmington, Delaware





United States Representative from Delaware
( January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1957 )
( January 3, 1959 to January 3, 1967 )
  • Born:February 10, 1906 - farm near Middletown, Delaware
  • Parents:Unknown
  • Married:Unknown
  • Children:Unknown

  • Attended the public schools of Middletown, Wilmington (Delaware) High School, and the Y.M.C.A. schools; graduated from Beacom Business College, Wilmington, Del
  • Engaged in farming, also in the insurance and real estate business
  • Member of the Delaware State Board of Agriculture, 1937-1940
  • Served in the Delaware State House of Representatives, 1940-1942
  • Served in the Delaware State Senate, 1942-1946
  • Secretary of State for Delaware, 1949-1953
  • Member of New Castle County Zoning Commission in 1953 and 1954
  • Delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960
  • Elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress and served from January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1957; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress being defeated by "Harry G. Haskell, Jr."
  • Elected to the Eighty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1959 to January 3, 1967; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress being defeated by "William V. Roth"
  • Federal State coordinator for Delaware, 1967-1968
  • Retired; was a resident of Middletown, Del., until his death

  • Died:November, 1988 - Middletown, Delaware
  • Interred:Forest Cemetery, Middletown, Delaware
  • Home:Unknown

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United States Representative from Delaware
( January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1959 )
  • Born:May 27, 1921 - Wilmington, Delaware
  • Parents:Unknown
  • Married:Unknown
  • Children:Unknown

  • Educated at Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Delaware, and St. Mark’s School, Southboro, Mass.; attended Princeton University 1940-1942
  • Enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve September 8, 1942, made an ensign in 1943, and was discharged as a lieutenant (jg) in 1946
  • Personnel manager of Speakman Co., 1947-1948
  • President of Greenhill Dairies, Inc., 1948-1953
  • Secretary of the Departmental Council of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare 1953-1954
  • Consultant to special assistant to "President Dwight Eisenhower" in 1955
  • Owner and operator of Hill Girt Farm, Chadds Ford, Pa.
  • President of University of Delaware Research Foundation
  • Delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1952-1984
  • Elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress
  • Resumed former business interests
  • Elected Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, for four-year term commencing January 7, 1969
  • Member, Presidents National Reading Council, appointed September 1970
  • President, Abercrombie and Fitch

  • Home:Chadds Ford, Pa.





United States Representative from Delaware
( January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1955 )
  • Born:September 21, 1916 - Wilmington, Delaware
  • Parents:Unknown
  • Married:Unknown
  • Children:Unknown

  • Attended the public schools of Wilmington, Delaware, and Reading, Pa.; graduated from University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, in June 1938, and from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., in June 1941
  • Took reserve officers training course at University of Delaware and commissioned a second lieutenant
  • Began active Army duty as first lieutenant of the One Hundred and Twenty-second Antiaircraft Battalion in September 1941
  • Graduated from Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., in September 1945 and became battalion commander in October 1945
  • Was relieved from active duty as a major in December 1945
  • Admitted to the Delaware bar in absentia in April 1942 and began the practice of law in Wilmington, Delaware after being relieved from active Army service
  • City of Wilmington, Delaware Solicitor 1949-1952
  • Elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress and served from January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1955; was not a candidate for renomination in 1954 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate losing to incumbant Senator "J. Allen Frear"
  • Appointed special assistant to U.S. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell March 2, 1955, and served until November 7, 1957
  • General Counsel, U.S. Post Office Department, from November 7, 1957, to January 20, 1961
  • Minority Counsel to the U.S. House Government Operations subcommittee, serving from March 1961 to September 1964
  • Executive Director, American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Was a resident of Frankford, Delaware, until his death

  • Died:Lewes, Delaware - July 30, 1983 - Age 67
  • Interred:Cremated and family retained ashes
  • Home:Unknown

      

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