EVANS, Alvin, (1845 - 1906)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

EVANS, Alvin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pa., October 4, 1845; attended the public schools and the Iron City Business College, Pittsburgh, Pa.; engaged in lumbering; during the Civil War served in a volunteer company organized to repel the expected invasion of Pennsylvania by the Confederates under General Lee; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Ebensburg, Pa.; later practiced in the superior and supreme courts of the State and in the Federal courts; served one term as burgess of Ebensburg Borough; solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Cambria County for several years; one of the incorporators and president of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Ebensburg; for a number of years served on the school board and in the common council of his native town; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Ebensburg, Pa., June 19, 1906; interment in Lloyd Cemetery.