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Signature of the South Carolina governor and Democratic Party leader
Signature: "John Gary Evans/Spartanburg/S.C.", 5x3 piece of paper, affixed to a 5x3 piece of black cardstock (2 surfaces). John Gary Evans (1863-1942), the son of a Confederate general, entered the South Carolina legislature at age 25 as a supporter of populist Democrat "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman. He was South Carolina's Governor (1894-1897), presiding over the State's Constitutional Convention of 1895. A US Army major during the Spanish American War, he helped establish civil government in Cuba. Although he failed four times in bids for the US Senate, he was influential in Democratic Party politics, serving as State Party Chairman (1918-1928) and Democratic National Committeman. Adhesive residue at corners, and center (lightly affecting signature). Otherwise, fine condition.

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