Henry Clay Evans

Henry Clay Evans

Birth
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Dec 1921 (aged 78)
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 13505195 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born the son of Jesse Bateman Evans in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, he moved to Wisconsin with his parents in 1844 and graduated from a business training school at Chicago in 1861. During the Civil War late in 1864, he enlisted in the Union Army and served as a Corporal in Company a, 41st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he settled in Chattanooga, Tennessee, engaged in the manufacture of freight cars, was Chattanooga Mayor (1882–83), organized the public-school system of Chattanooga and served as the first school commissioner. In 1889, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving until 1891. After his term, he was the First Assistant Postmaster General (1891-93), was Commissioner of Pensions, (1897-02), entered the diplomatic service 1902, he was appointed United States Consul General to London, England, serving until retiring in 1905. Returning to America, he was commissioner of health and education of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1911. He died at age 78 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Clay Evans (18 Jun 1843–12 Dec 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13505195, citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .