Evans, John

Evans, John

Evans, John, 1814-97, American founder of educational institutions, b. Waynesville, Ohio, grad. Lynn Medical College, Cincinnati, 1838. He practiced medicine in Indiana and was the first superintendent (1845) of the state hospital for the insane, which he had helped establish. In 1848 he went to Chicago as professor of obstetrics at Rush Medical School. He invested in real estate and helped found Northwestern Univ. in Evanston, Ill., a city named for him. Evans served (1862-65) as governor of Colorado Territory and later worked for the promotion of what is now the Univ. of Denver.

See biography by H. E. Kelsey, Jr. (1969).

Evans John Price (May 8, 1840August 30, 1899) was a Canadian lumber merchant and politician.

Born at Wolfesfield, in the vicinity of Quebec City, the fourth son of William Price, a lumber merchant and Jane Stewart, he was educated in England. He was a partner in the lumbering, manufacturing and exporting company of Price Brothers and a Vice-President of the Union Bank of Canada. Price was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of The Laurentides, Quebec on the advice of John Alexander Macdonald on December 1, 1888. A Conservative, he served almost 11 years until his death in 1899.

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