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            Although one of the younger attorneys who are practicing in San Bernardino, Wardwell D. Evans has become well established in his profession, due to his analytical powers and ability to present arguments in the strongest possible light.  He was born in Chicago, June 24, 1901, a son of D. Walter and Anna (McCauley) Evans, the former a native of Maine and the latter of Illinois.  The father, now deceased, was a member of the Lang & Evans Company and served for a time as deputy assessor of San Bernardino County.  In religious belief he was a Christian Scientist.  His widow lives in San Bernardino and an older son, Daniel W. Evans, is engaged in the practice of law in San Francisco.

            The second son, Wardwell D. Evans, was but a year old when his parents came to California and has spent practically his entire life in this state.  After his graduation from the San Bernardino high school he attended Leland Stanford University, which awarded him the A. B. degree in 1923 and that of J. D. in 1925.  He had spent the year 1923-24 in study at Harvard Law School.  Admitted to the California bar in August, 1925, Mr. Evans began practice in San Bernardino in association with William Guthrie and was in the district attorney’s office for two years.  Experienced and capable, he is making a creditable record as assistant city attorney and also has a remunerative clientele, maintaining an office on the fifth floor of the Andreson Building.

            In 1928 Mr. Evans married Miss Lorena Lacy, daughter of Charles E. and Ida Pearl (McKittrich) Lacy, and they have one child, Daneen D., born January 14, 1932.  Mrs. Evans belongs to the Business & Professional Women’s Club and is well known in musical circles of San Bernardino.  In healthful outdoor exercise Mr. Evans maintains his physical well being, playing golf for recreation.  He is a past exalted ruler of the San Bernardino Lodge of Elks and a member of the Exchange Club, Phi Alpha Delta, a legal fraternity, and the San Bernardino and California State Bar Associations.




Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 165-166, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis.  1933.

© 2012  V. Gerald Iaquinta.