Marcellus H. Evans

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Evans as a member of the New York State Assembly in 1922.

Marcellus Hugh Evans (September 22, 1884 – November 21, 1953) was an American politician from New York.


Born in Brooklyn, he attended St. John the Baptist School and St. James Academy in Brooklyn and was graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1910. He was admitted to the bar in 1910, and practiced law in Brooklyn.[1]

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 12th D.) in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (6th D.) from 1927 to 1934, sitting in the 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, 154th, 155th, 156th and 157th New York State Legislatures.

Evans was elected as a Democrat to the 74th, 75th and 76th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1941. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1940 for renomination as a Democrat and for election as a Republican to the 77th Congress.

He resumed the practice of law and died in Brooklyn on November 21, 1953. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Queens.[2][3]


  1. ^ The Citizens Union of New York, The Searchlight, Volume 12, Number 3, October 28, 1922, page 72
  2. ^ Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 238
  3. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Death Notice, Marcellus Hugh Evans, November 24, 1953

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
James G. Moore
New York State Assembly
Kings County, 12th District

Succeeded by
Edward S. Moran, Jr.
New York State Senate
Preceded by
James A. Higgins
New York State Senate
6th District

Succeeded by
Edward J. Coughlin
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Loring M. Black, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
James J. Heffernan