Former Rep. Lane Evans

Democrat  •  Illinois 12 Terms  •  Sworn In 1983
Last Term 2005 - 2006 View All


Evans was born August 4, 1951 in Rock Island, Illinois. Evans served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, stationed in Okinawa. After his discharge from the Marines in 1971, Evans enrolled at Augustana College in Rock Island, graduating with honors in 1974. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University in 1978 and began a successful law practice in Rock Island "serving children, the poor and working families."http://www.house.gov/evans/evans/about_evans.htm

In Congress, Evans is known for his strong support of veterans, and in 1990 was awarded "In recognition of his legislative leadership,... the Vietnam Veterans of America's first annual President's Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 1994, he received the AMVET's Silver Helmet Award, called the "Oscar" of veterans honors." http://www.house.gov/evans/evans/about_evans.htm

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