William E. Evans

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William Elmer Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded by Philip D. Swing
Succeeded by John S. McGroarty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Walter F. Lineberger
Succeeded by Denver S. Church
Personal details
Born (1877-12-14)December 14, 1877
Laurel County, Kentucky
Died November 12, 1959(1959-11-12) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Attorney, Real estate, Banking

William Elmer Evans (December 14, 1877 – November 12, 1959) was a Republican United States Congressman from California.


William Elmer Evans was born in Laurel County, Kentucky in 1877. He was educated at public schools and Sue Bennett Memorial College, in London, Kentucky.

Evans studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in London, Kentucky. He later moved to Glendale, California in 1910 and engaged in the practice of law and in banking. He was the city attorney of Glendale, California from 1911 to 1921 and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924.

Evans was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927–January 3, 1935), and an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress.

Later in life, Evans resumed the practice of law, real estate development, and ranching until his death in Los Angeles, California, November 12, 1959. He is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter F. Lineberger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Denver S. Church
Preceded by
Philip D. Swing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
John S. McGroarty