James L. Evans

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James LaFayette Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879
Preceded byDistrict inactive
Succeeded byCalvin Cowgill
Personal details
Born(1825-03-27)March 27, 1825
Clayville, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedMay 28, 1903(1903-05-28) (aged 78)
Noblesville, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

James La Fayette Evans (March 27, 1825 – May 28, 1903) was an American businessman and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1875 to 1879.


Born in Clayville, Kentucky, Evans moved to Indiana, with his parents, who settled in Hancock County in 1837. He moved to Marion, Indiana, in 1845 and engaged in mercantile pursuits.

He settled in Noblesville in 1850 and continued mercantile pursuits. He also engaged in the grain-elevator business and in the pork-packing business.


Evans was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1879). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878. He resumed the grain-elevator business.


He died in Noblesville, Indiana on May 28, 1903, aged 78, and was interred in Crownland Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James L. Evans (id: E000245)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District inactive
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by