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Andrew Jackson Evans

Full Name: Andrew Jackson Evans
Birth date: 1832
Death date: August 28, 1897

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 12th (1) (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislature
    2/10/1870 - 2/16/1870
  • House, 7th (2) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
(1) S.W. Ford, sworn 2/16/1870, succeeded Andrew J. Evans, sworn 2/10/1870, unseated in election contest. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) "In each house the radicals had a slight majority over both Democrats and conservative Republicans. . .These made short work of the [election] contests; the radical contestants were seated in nearly every instance. Several of those who lost their seats were leading Hamilton Republicans, as A.J. Evans in the senate and M.L. Armstrong in the house. . .fn3, One case that seems particularly flagrant was the unseating of Nelson Plato (Dem.) of the Brownsville district," p. 289. Reconstruction in Texas 1910.
(4) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Absent on opening day, 2/8/1870, p. 4. Report of election contest between S.W. Ford and A.J. Evans recommending that S.W. Ford be seated, 2/16/1870, pp. 26-27. Senate Journal . February 8, 1870
February 16, 1870
(5) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(6) 12th Legislature - "Andrew J. Evans, a liberal Republican, took the oath but was declared ineligible in an election contest and was replaced by Radical Republican S.W. Ford," p. 87. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • EVANS, ANDREW JACKSON (1832-1897). "During the Civil War Evans remained a committed Unionist, making several speeches in and around his home in Waco." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned as "Young men . . . addressed rallies in their areas of the state" in support of Constitutional Unionism. Baggett, James Alex, "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," The Journal of Southern History, Vol.40(3), August 1974, p. 445. Journal of Southern History .
  • Included in "Table II, Constitutional Unionists (Identified from newspapers) with Biographical Data," list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, Number 3, January 1979, pp. 238, 256-262, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . Table II, Constitutional Unionists
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1868. Included in "List of Delegates to the Reconstruction Convention, As Announced in Special order No. 213, Dated Headquarters Fifth Military District, New Orleans, LA., April 13th, 1868." Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A.D., 1868 (1870), pp 533-534. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
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