Biographical / Historical
Edward W. Evans (1882-1976) was born January 31, 1882, in Germantown, Pa. He graduated from Germantown Friends School and received an A.B. from Haverford College in 1902, an A.B. from Harvard University in 1903, and an LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He married Jacqueline Pascal Morris in 1911. He served on the Board of Managers of Haverford College from 1912 to 1965.
Evans was a lifelong member of Germantown Monthly Meeting and active in many Quaker concerns. He was particularly involved in the area of peace work. He was the General Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) from 1938-1946 served on the War Problems Committee, Civilian Public Service Committee, Joint Peace Committee, Peace Committee, and Friends Committee on National Legislation. He served on the board of directors of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Committee of Pendle Hill, and the White William Foundation. He was instrumental in the founding of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and was executive secretary from 1916-1919. He also was active in PYM Committee to Confer with the Federal Council of Churches, Committee on Epistles, Committee on Social Order, Committee to Revise Discipline, and Committee on the Westtown School. He was a delegate to the Five Years Meeting, to two Peace Conferences in London, and to Friends World Conference.
He died on May 26, 1976, at Foulkeways, Gwynedd, Pa.