Daniel J. Evans

  • Spring 1989

Senator Daniel Evans is the senior Senator from Washington state. Senator Evans began his political career in 1956 in the Washington State House of Representatives, where he served until 1964. In 1968, he was the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in 1968. Senator Evans is the only three-term Governor in Washington State history, serving from 1965-1977. From 1977-1983 Evans served as President of Evergreen State College, which he helped found in 1967. Senator Evans was appointed to the United States Senate by Washington State Governor John Spellman on September 12, 1983 to fill the seat of the late Henry Jackson. He then won a special Senate election on November 8, 1983 to serve the term which expires January 1989. For two years prior to becoming a U.S. Senator, Evans was chairman of the Pacific Northwest Electric power and Conservation Planning Council.