Evans, George (01/12/1797-04/06/1867)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, politician, businessman, U.S. Senator
  • Committees/Roles: Ad Hoc Committees: Elected to the committee to introduce to Congress a bill ammendatory to the act to establish the Institution on 12/05/1846; Committee to obtain the permission of those outlined in the act to establish the Institution regarding the board's selection of a building site.
  • Number of Terms: 1


  • Evans, George 1797-1867
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Senator
  • United States Patent Office
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
  • United States. Secretary of State
  • United States. Secretary of War
  • United States. Secretary of the Navy
  • United States. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Whig Party (U.S.)


Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: Maine State Museum; RU 95, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Regent type

Senator (Whig)




American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1771-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety-first Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.

Contact information

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Regent Tenure: 08/10/1846-03/1847


  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Lawyers
  • Regents


  • United States
  • Maine



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