EVANS, Nathan (1804-1879)

EVANS, NATHAN, a Representative from Ohio; born in Belmont County, Ohio, June 24, 1804; county clerk of Belmont County in 1827 and 1828; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Hillsboro, Ohio; moved to Cambridge, Ohio, in 1832; mayor of Cambridge in 1841; prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County 1842-1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; resumed the practice of law in Cambridge; again mayor of Cambridge 1855-1857; judge of the court of common pleas 1859-1864; resumed the practice of law; died in Cambridge, Ohio, September 27, 1879; interment in South Cemetery.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1860, 1 item.
A letter from Nathan Evans to President-elect Abraham Lincoln written on December 31, 1860. In the letter, Nathan Evans recommends Hiram Griswold as U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.