History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Evans, Walter
Born September 18, 1842, in Glasgow, Barren County, KY
Died December 30, 1923, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kentucky
Nominated by William McKinley on March 3, 1899, to a seat vacated by John W. Barr. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1899, and received commission on March 3, 1899. Service terminated on July 1, 1901, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Reassigned on July 1, 1901, to a new seat authorized by 31 Stat. 781. Service terminated on December 30, 1923, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1864

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1861-1863
Private practice, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 1864-1871
State representative, Kentucky, 1871-1873
State senator, Kentucky, 1873-1875
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1875-1883
Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1883-1885
Private practice, 1885-1895
U.S. representative from Kentucky, 1895-1899
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