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Thomas Evans (congressman)

Thomas Evans (ca. 1755 – February 15, 1815) was an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century congressman and lawyer from Virginia.

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Born in Accomack County, Virginia, Evans attended the College of William and Mary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1780, 1781 and from 1794 to 1796. Evans was later elected a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives in 1796, serving from 1797 to 1801. There, he was appointed one of the managers to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Tennessee Senator William Blount in 1798. In 1802, Evans moved to [[Wheeling, West Virginia|Wheeling,

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