Billy Lee Evans

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Billy Lee Evans
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by W. S. Stuckey, Jr.
Succeeded by J. Roy Rowland
Personal details
Born (1941-11-10) November 10, 1941 (age 73)
Tifton, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Georgia
Occupation lawyer

Billy Lee Evans (born November 10, 1941) was an American politician who served in both the Georgia House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Evans was born in Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, in 1941. He attended public schools and earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Georgia. Admitted to the Georgia bar in 1965, Evans began practicing law in Macon, Georgia.

Evans was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1969 to 1976. On November 2, 1976, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Congress. Evans served in Congress from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1983. He was unsuccessful in his campaign for renomination in 1982, losing the primary to J. Roy Rowland, after accusations arose that he had accepted illegal campaign contributions.[1].

Evans is vice president of government relations for a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and resides in nearby Vienna, Virginia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of American Freedom Coalition, an organization founded by Christian Right leader Robert Grant and Civil Rights leader Ralph Abernathy.

References[edit]

1. ^ Michael Barone and Grant Ujifusa (1991). The Almanac of American Politics 1992. Washington, D.C.: National Journal. pp. 320–321. ISBN 0-89234-051-7.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Williamson S. Stuckey, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th congressional district

January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1983
Succeeded by
J. Roy Rowland