Abel John Evans
|Abel John Evans|
|Member of the Utah Senate
from the 7th district
December 20, 1852|
|Spouse(s)||Louisa E. Zimmerman|
Abel John Evans (December 20, 1852 – December 8, 1939) was an American politician and lawyer. Evans was born in Lehi, Utah County, Utah to Abel Evans and Mary Jones. Abel served as a member of the Utah Constitutional Convention in 1895 and as a Utah State Senator during the 1st through 3rd Utah State Legislatures (1896–1901).
When Evans was about 12 his father died. Evans' father was serving as a missionary in Great Britain at the time of his death.
Abel Evans married Louisa E. Zimmerman, the daughter of John Zimmerman and Harriet Lamb, on January 26, 1874. They were the parents of eleven children.
In 1889 Evans served a short term mission for the LDS Church in England.
From 1880 to 1888 Evans was a member of the Lehi city council. In 1891 he was elected mayor of Utah as a Democrat. He was a delegate to the Utah State Constitutional Convention which wrote the state constitution that was implemented when Utah became a state in 1896.
- Andrew Jenson. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 3, p. 626
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