Nathan Evans (Ohio)

Nathan Evans ( * June 24, 1804 in Belmont County, Ohio; † September 27, 1879 in Cambridge, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1851 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


About the youth and education of Nathan Evans nothing is handed down. In 1827 and 1828 he was employed as a county clerk at the District Administration in Belmont County. He also worked as a teacher. After studying law and his 1831 was admitted to the bar he began in Hillsboro to work in this profession. A year later he moved his residence and his law firm to Cambridge. From 1842 to 1846 he was a prosecutor in the local Guernsey County. Politically, he joined the Whig party to. In 1841, he served as mayor of Cambridge.

In the congressional elections of 1846 Evans was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alexander Harper on March 4, 1847. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1851 two legislative sessions. These were initially still affected by the events of the Mexican-American War. The period after the war was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. In 1850, the introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed.

In the same year Nathan Evans gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again in Cambridge. Between 1855 and 1857 he was again mayor of this city, and from 1859 to 1864, he served as an appellate judge. He then worked as a private lawyer again. He died on 27 September 1879 in Cambridge, where he was also buried.