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Evans, Ronald G. "Ron, R.G."

House 1975-76 (District 29A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Blue Earth, Nicollet

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/26/1916
Birth Place: Judson Township, Minnesota
Birth County: Blue Earth
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/12/1992
Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist, Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Ron, R.G.
City of Residence (when first elected): Mankato
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate Sales, Self-Employed

EDUCATION

High School; Secondary; Graduate
Business College; Postsecondary;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Armed Forces (World War II, Europe, Texas, and Alaska); 194? to 1945
County Board/Commissioner: Blue Earth County, Minnesota (County Board); 1965 to 1974

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mildred "Millie" Johnson (married on June 1, 1946)
Children: Four children: Bradley and Brian (sons), Marcia and Jill (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He died at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church. He was buried in Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975 (Methodist), and his obituary (Lutheran).

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 29A
Elected: 11/5/1974
Residence: Mankato
Term of Office: 1/7/1975 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Blue Earth, Nicollet
Occupation: Real Estate Sales, Self-Employed
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • Governmental Operations
  • Judiciary
Session Notes: Ronald G. Evans' margin of victory over David R. Cummiskey was only 74 votes so an automatic recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 83 votes. David R. Cummiskey declined to file charges over alleged unfair campaign practices related to a misleading letter on his legislative record, mass-mailed during the campaign.
Articles & Books About
"Ronald Evans Remembered as a Hard Worker (Obituary)." Mankato Free Press, February 14, 1992, p. 9, 11.



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