Evans, Nathan

Born: 1804-06-24 Belmont County, Ohio

Died: 1879-09-27 Cambridge, Ohio

Flourished: Cambridge, Ohio

Evans was an Ohio lawyer and politician. In 1827-28, he served as county clerk of Belmont County. He subsequently taught school and read law, earning admittance to the Ohio bar in 1831. He opened a law practice in Hillsboro, Ohio before moving to Cambridge, Ohio, in 1832, where he commenced the practice of law. In 1841, he was the mayor of Cambridge. He was prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County from 1842 to 1846. In 1846, he won election as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives. Ohio voters re-elected him in 1848, and he remained in Congress until 1851. Refusing an opportunity for a third term, Evans resumed his law practice in Cambridge. He served as mayor again from 1855 to 1857, and was the judge of the court of common pleas from 1859 to 1864.

Gravestone, Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge, OH; Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1008.