David Read Evans
|Member of the South Carolina Senate from Fairfield District|
November 22, 1824 – November 26, 1832
|Preceded by||Samuel Johnston|
|Succeeded by||Austin Ford Peay|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 5th district
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
|Preceded by||Richard Winn|
|Succeeded by||William Woodward|
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Fairfield District|
November 22, 1802 – November 30, 1805
|Born||February 20, 1769|
Westminster, England, Kingdom of Great Britain
|Died||March 8, 1843 (aged 74)|
Winnsboro, South Carolina, U.S.
|Resting place||Winnsboro, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||Mount Zion College|
Born in Westminster, England, Evans immigrated to the United States in 1784 with his father, who settled in South Carolina. He attended Mount Zion College. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1796 and commenced practice in Winnsboro. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1802–1805. He served as solicitor of the middle judicial circuit 1804–1811.
Evans was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815). He declined to be a candidate for reelection and returned to his plantation. He served as member of the State senate 1824–1832. He was the first president of the Fairfield Bible Society. He died in Winnsboro, South Carolina, March 8, 1843. He was interred at a private residence in Winnsboro. Place of interment is now the Bethel A.R.P Cemetery located on North Vanderhorst Street, Winnsboro, SC.
- United States Congress. "David R. Evans (id: E000238)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 5th congressional district