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Hiram Kinsman Evans

EVANS, ROBINSON, BELVEL, COONEY, STARZINGER

Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 12/30/2003 at 00:28:43

HIRAM KINSMAN EVANS.
Member of Board of Parole, son of Capt. Hiram and Sarah Jane (Robinson) Evans, was born on section 9, Walnut township, Wayne county, Iowa, March 17, 1863, and has lived in the same county continuously for more than sixty years. Attended the country schools, Seymour Academy, Seymour high school, and the Allerton high school, graduating from the latter in its first graduating class in 1883, and from the State University of Iowa, class of 1886, with the degree of LL.B. Admitted to practice law before the state and federal courts, 1886. Served as county attorney, 1891-1895; house of representatives, twenty-sixth general assembly of Iowa, 1896-97; board of regents, State University of Iowa, 1897-1904; elected judge of the district court of the third judicial district, 1904, and reelected five times, serving eighteen and one-half years and until he resigned on his election to the sixty-eighth congress at a special election held June 4, 1923, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. H.M. Towner on his appointment as governor of Porto Rico. Married to Harriett Belvel, January 1, 1891. Mrs. Evans is also an attorney, having been admitted to practice before the supreme court of Iowa and the United States supreme court. The have two daughters, Portia, married to Judge James D. Cooney of West Union, Iowa, and Genevieve, married to Vincent Starzinger of Des Moines, Iowa. Declined to be a candidate for nomination or election to the sixty-ninth congress. Engaged in the general practice oflaw at Corydon. Was appointed a member of board of parole by Governor John Hammill for the term commencing July 1, 1927. A republican.

-source: Iowa Official Register, 1927-1928; Biographies of State Officials.


 

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