EVANS, Cadwallader, 1762-
From Quaker Dictionary
Cadwallader Evans (b. 1762) was a politician and businessman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
|Place of birth: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|
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Cadwallader Evans was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1762. From 1790 to ca. 1802, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, and at one time its speaker. He later moved to Philadelphia. He urged the excavation of a canal along the Schuykill River and became the president of the company responsible for that effort.
- Drinker, Extracts from the Journal of Elizabeth Drinker, 1889. p 155.
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