John V. Evans, attorney at law, was born in Genesee County, N.Y., Jan. 8th, 1847; removed to Clinton County, Ia., in 1863; studied law with Geo. B. Young, of De Witt, and was admitted to the bar in Clinton, Dec. 7th, 1870. He removed to Magnolia, Harrison County; thence to Logan at the time it became the county seat. He was county attorney two years and mayor of Logan the first two terms; is a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and encampment and a blue lodge mason. He married Clara M. King, June 16th, 1875. They have one child, a son.