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William W. Evans
Member From: 1887 - 1888
- Birth Date: 1860 Birth Place:Dinwiddie County, Virginia
- Death Date: November 16, 1892
- Gender: Male Race: African American
- Education: Newspaper Editor/Lawyer
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Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
- Additional Info: William W. Evans was born a slave ca. 1860 in Dinwiddie County. The son of Joseph P. and Josephine Evans, William Evans attended school in Petersburg and worked as a letter carrier and possibly a barber early in his career. By 1887 he had become editor of a Republican newspaper that advocated improvements in the political and material lives of African Americans. He obtained a law license in 1888. He represented Petersburg in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1887 to 1888. He died in 1892.
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