David W. Evans

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David W. Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byWilliam G. Bray
Succeeded byAndrew Jacobs Jr. (Redistricting)
Personal details
Born (1946-08-17) August 17, 1946 (age 77)
Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materIndiana University, Butler University

David Walter Evans (born August 17, 1946) is an American educator who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1975 to 1983.

Early life and career

Born in Lafayette, Indiana, Evans attended public schools in Shoals, Indiana. In 1967, he graduated from Indiana University, where he also did some postgraduate work from 1967 to 1969. This was followed by work at Butler University from 1969 to 1971.

Between 1968 and 1974, Evans was a teacher of social studies and science. Also, he served as delegate to the Democratic National Mid-term Convention in 1974.


Evans was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress as well as to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983).

After the 1980 census, the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly radically altered Evans' 6th District, turning it into a heavily Republican district centered on Indianapolis' wealthy northern suburbs. It appeared that the district was redrawn for State Senator Dan Burton. In the process, Evans' home was moved into the neighboring 10th District of fellow Democrat Andy Jacobs. Rather than face almost certain defeat in the 6th, Evans ran against Jacobs in the Democratic primary for the 10th and was soundly defeated. He was succeeded by Burton, who would hold the seat (now numbered as the 5th District) for 30 years.

Later career

Evans lives in McLean, Virginia and works as a legislative consultant in Washington.


  • United States Congress. "David W. Evans (id: E000239)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded byas Former US Representative Order of precedence of the United States
as Former US Representative
Succeeded byas Former US Representative