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Lawyer.<br>
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Lifelong work on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee.<br>
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b. 26 October 1886, Germantown, Pennsylvania. Son of Jonathan and Rachel Reeve (Cope) Evans.<br>
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ed. 1903, graduated Germantown Friends' School; 1907, B.A., Haverford College; 1910, L.L.B., University of Pennsylvania; 1964, LL.D., Wilmington College; 1968, LL.D., Haverford College.<br>
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m. 1 May 1914, Sylvia Hathaway (d. 1968). 6 Children.<br>
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|birthdate= 26 October 1886
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1910, Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar.<br>
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|birthplace= Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1911-60, Overseer, William Penn Charter School.<br>
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|nationality= US
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1915-17, President, Germantown Friends' School Alumni Association.<br>
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|spouses= Sylvia Hathaway (m., 1914)
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1917-70, Served American Friends' Service Committee Board of Directors. (Chair, 1960-63).<br>
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|children=6
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1919-20, Member, AFSC war-relief mission to Germany.<br>
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|meeting=Germantown Monthly Meeting
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1921-61, Trustee, Penn Community Services, St. Helena Island, South Carolina. (Emeritus, 1969-d.)<br>
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1925-26, Member, Pennsylvania Public Service Commission.<br>
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1936-37, Chair, Philadelphia County Relief Board.<br>
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|deathdate=27 April 1977
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1936-51, Director, Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company.<br>
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|deathplace=Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1937-43, Trustee, Community Fund of Philadelphia.<br>
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1938-39, Chair, Philadelphia Emergency Committee on Public Education.<br>
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1940, 1944-49, Presiding Clerk, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.<br>
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'''Harold Evans''' (October 26, 1886 - April 27, 1977) was a lawyer and avid service worker, for the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations, from Germantown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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1941, Visited Europe under AFSC to carry out an unofficial study of food-flow to occupied zones and of ways to bring peace.<br>
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1941-46, Member, AFSC Civilian Public Service Section. (Chair, 1942-43.)<br>
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==Biography==
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1943-67, Member, Haverford College Board of Managers. (Emeritus, 1968-d.)<br>
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===Personal===
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1948, May, Travelled to Palestine on United Nations appointment as Municipal Commissioner for Jerusalem. June, Returned to U.S. because heavy fighting prevented his assuming duties as Municipal Commissioner.<br>
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Harold Evans was born on October 26, 1886 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to [[EVANS, Jonathan, 1843-1911|Jonathan]] and [[EVANS, Rachel Reeve Cope, 1850-1939|Rachel Reeve (Cope) Evans]]. He married Sylvia Hathaway (d. 1968) on May 1, 1914 and had six children.  While maintaining a law practice and heavy activity in public service, Evans also was a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting and, from 1944 to 1949, was the Presiding Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.  He died on April 27, 1977 at his home in Germantown.
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1950, Visited Yugoslavia and Greece on a Cold War fact-finding mission for AFSC.<br>
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===Education===
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Member, Germantown Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia; Law firm of MacCoy, Evans, and Lewis of Philadelphia; Phi Beta Kappa.  Legal Counsel to Haverford College Board of Managers. Generous contributor to Haverford College.<br>
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Harold Evans graduated from Germantown Friends' School in 1903 and in 1907 earned his B.A. from Haverford College.  In 1910, he earned his L.L.B. from the University of Pennsylvania. LL.D.s from Wilmginton College and Haverford College came in 1964 and 1968, respectively.
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d. 27 April 1977, at his home in Germantown. Age 90.<br>
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From 1910 to 1960, Evans served as an Overseer of the William Penn Charter School. From 1911 to 1960, he was also President of the Germantown Friends' School Alumni Association. Evans chaired the Philadelphia Emergency Committee on Public Education from 1938 to 1939.  Additionally, he served as a member of and legal counsel to the Haverford College Board of Managers from 1943 to 1967 (Emeritus, 1968 until death). Evans was a generous contributor to Haverford.
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AFSC News Release. April 29, 1977.<br>
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===Professional===
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Biographical Catalog of the Matriculates of Haverford College. Philadelphia, 1922. p. 485.<br>
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Harold Evans was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1910 and became a partner in the law firm of MacCoy, Evans and Lewis of Philadelphia. From 1936 to 1951, he was also Director of the Mine Hill & Schuykill Haven Railroad Company.
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Germantown Friends' School Alumni Directory, 1982. pp. 10, 65.<br>
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Germantown Monthly Meeting: List of Members, September 1976. p. 7.<br>
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===Public service===
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New York Times. Late City Edition. May 14, 1948. p. 1, col. 6; June 22, 1948. p. 13, col. 7.<br>
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Harold Evans performed lifelong work on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). During his life, this included:
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Philadelphia Inquirer. April 30, 1977. p. 5-B.<br>
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* 1917-70: Served on AFSC Board of Directors (Chair, 1960-63).<br>
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Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine. February 28, 1960. 6-7.<br>
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* 1919-20: Member, AFSC war-relief mission to Germany.<br>  
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Quaker Life. 18 (June, 1977) 32.<br>
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* 1941: Visited Europe with AFSC to carry out an unofficial study of food-flow to occupied zones and of ways to bring peace.<br>
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Who's Who in America. 39th ed. (1976-77) Vol. I, p.947
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* 1941-46: Member, AFSC Civilian Public Service Section (Chair, 1942-43).<br>
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Additionally, Evans served as a Trustee of the Penn Community Services on St. Helena Island in South Carolina (1921-1961), a member of the Pennsylvania Public Service Commision (1925-1926), Chair of the Philadelphia County Relief Board (1936-1937) and Trustee for the Community Fund of Philadelphia (1937-1943).
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In May, 1948, Evans travelled to Palestine on a United Nations appointment as Municipal Commissioner for Jerusalem. In June, he returned to U.S. because heavy fighting prevented his assuming those duties. In 1950, he visited Yugoslavia and Greece on a Cold War fact-finding mission for the AFSC.
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==Sources==
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* AFSC News Release. April 29, 1977.<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1460086 ''Biographical Catalog of the Matriculates of Haverford College''. Philadelphia, 1922. p. 485.]<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1094681 Germantown Friends' School Alumni Directory, 1982. pp. 10, 65.]<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b2062565 Germantown Monthly Meeting: List of Members, September 1976. p. 7.]<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b1582271 ''New York Times''. New-York, H.J. Raymond & Co., Late City Edition. May 14, 1948. p. 1, col. 6. June 22, 1948. p. 13, col. 7.]<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b2892764 ''Philadelphia Inquirer.'' Philadelphia, Pa. : Triangle Publications, April 30, 1977. p. 5-B.]<br>
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* Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine. February 28, 1960. 6-7.<br>
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* ''Quaker Life.'' Richmond, Ind. : Friends United Press 18 (June, 1977) 32.<br>
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* [http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/record=b3200345 Marquis, ''Who's Who in America'', 39th ed. (1976-77) Vol. I, p.947]
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[[Category:Germantown Monthly Meeting]]
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[[Category:Haverford College]]
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Harold Evans
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Alternative names:
Gender: M
Birth date: 26 October 1886
Place of birth: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death date: 27 April 1977
Place of death: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality: US
Meeting: Germantown Monthly Meeting
Branch:
Disowned date:
Spouse(s): Sylvia Hathaway (m., 1914)
Children: 6

Harold Evans (October 26, 1886 - April 27, 1977) was a lawyer and avid service worker, for the American Friends Service Committee and other organizations, from Germantown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Biography

Personal

Harold Evans was born on October 26, 1886 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jonathan and Rachel Reeve (Cope) Evans. He married Sylvia Hathaway (d. 1968) on May 1, 1914 and had six children. While maintaining a law practice and heavy activity in public service, Evans also was a member of Germantown Monthly Meeting and, from 1944 to 1949, was the Presiding Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. He died on April 27, 1977 at his home in Germantown.

Education

Harold Evans graduated from Germantown Friends' School in 1903 and in 1907 earned his B.A. from Haverford College. In 1910, he earned his L.L.B. from the University of Pennsylvania. LL.D.s from Wilmginton College and Haverford College came in 1964 and 1968, respectively.

From 1910 to 1960, Evans served as an Overseer of the William Penn Charter School. From 1911 to 1960, he was also President of the Germantown Friends' School Alumni Association. Evans chaired the Philadelphia Emergency Committee on Public Education from 1938 to 1939. Additionally, he served as a member of and legal counsel to the Haverford College Board of Managers from 1943 to 1967 (Emeritus, 1968 until death). Evans was a generous contributor to Haverford.

Professional

Harold Evans was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1910 and became a partner in the law firm of MacCoy, Evans and Lewis of Philadelphia. From 1936 to 1951, he was also Director of the Mine Hill & Schuykill Haven Railroad Company.

Public service

Harold Evans performed lifelong work on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). During his life, this included:

  • 1917-70: Served on AFSC Board of Directors (Chair, 1960-63).
  • 1919-20: Member, AFSC war-relief mission to Germany.
  • 1941: Visited Europe with AFSC to carry out an unofficial study of food-flow to occupied zones and of ways to bring peace.
  • 1941-46: Member, AFSC Civilian Public Service Section (Chair, 1942-43).

Additionally, Evans served as a Trustee of the Penn Community Services on St. Helena Island in South Carolina (1921-1961), a member of the Pennsylvania Public Service Commision (1925-1926), Chair of the Philadelphia County Relief Board (1936-1937) and Trustee for the Community Fund of Philadelphia (1937-1943).

In May, 1948, Evans travelled to Palestine on a United Nations appointment as Municipal Commissioner for Jerusalem. In June, he returned to U.S. because heavy fighting prevented his assuming those duties. In 1950, he visited Yugoslavia and Greece on a Cold War fact-finding mission for the AFSC.

Sources

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