Born in Elkton, Maryland, Evans attended the public schools and the local academy at Elkton. He was a civil engineer's assistant, and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in his native city.
Evans was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1853). He engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Elkton, Maryland, December 5, 1888. He is interred in Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery.
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from Maryland's 5th congressional district
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