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John Gary Evans (1863-1942)

South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1888-1891; South Carolina State Senate, 1892-1894; South Carolina Governor, 1894-1897; Presided over South Carolina State Constitutional Convention of 1895.

Born on October 15, 1863, in Cokesbury, Abbeville District, South Carolina.

Education: Attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, 1879-1880; After death of his uncle and guardian, Martin Witherspoon Gary, Evans returned to the South and studied law in Augusta, Georgia; Admitted to the bar in Georgia and South Carolina in 1885 and began practicing law in Aiken, South Carolina.