Thomas Evans (congressman)

Thomas Evans ( * in Accomack County, Virginia, † 1815) was an American politician. Between 1797 and 1801 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Evans attended the public schools of his home and then studied at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the years 1780 and 1781 and 1794-1796 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. He became a member of the late 1790s, founded by Alexander Hamilton Federalist Party.

In the congressional elections of 1796 Evans was elected the twelfth electoral district of Virginia in the time which meets even in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of John Page on March 4, 1797. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1801 two legislative sessions. During this time, in 1800, the new federal capital, Washington DC related. In 1798, Evans was involved in the impeachment proceedings against Senator William Blount.

In 1802 he moved to Wheeling in what is now West Virginia. In the years 1805 and 1806 Evans was again a deputy in the state legislature of Virginia. He died in 1815. Neither his place of death nor the exact date of death have survived.