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Evans, John S. (unknown–1841)

Biography Entry

John S. Evans edited the Galveston Commercial Intelligencer in May or June 1838. The paper was not a success, however, and lasted only a short time. He was also interested in starting another paper, the Galveston National Intelligencer. He wrote Mirabeau B. Lamar on June 29, 1839, asking for an appointment in Washington with the hope that this position would help him in establishing a paper. A newspaper called the National Intelligencer did appear in Galveston in July 1841, but Evans had died on April 22. Before his death he was an assistant editor of the Galveston Morning Herald.

Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 1920–27; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers
  • Editors and Reporters

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Evans, John S.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 13, 2021,

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January 1, 1995