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Pennsylvania State Senate

Henry S Evans



Session Position District Party
1851 4 Whig
1853 4 Whig
1871 3 Whig
 Counties   Chester, Delaware, Montgomery


1813 - 1872

A newspaper publisher, born in Doylestown, Pa., April 1, 1813, Henry S. Evans was the son of Septimus and Catherine (Haupt) Evans.  He attended common schools and at thirteen apprenticed under Hon. Charles Miner, publisher of the Village Record at West Chester; in 1833, he worked in Philadelphia briefly at Howe’s Type Factory, afterward unsuccessfully searching for employment in New York City.  He returned to West Chester, working on establishing Miner’s Waynesburg Record (Chester Co.), purchasing the paper by the end of 1834.  He was elected to the state House of Representatives, 1846-1851; the state Senate 1852-1854, traveled to Europe for his health in the late 1860s; returned to the Senate, 1871-1872 , but died at the beginning of the second year of his three-year term on February 9, 1872.  His wife was Jane Darlington.
John Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pa., vol II,( Philadelphia: Lewis H. Everts, 1881)