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John Victor Evans, Sr. (born January 18, 1925 in Malad City, Idaho) was Governor of Idaho from 1977-87. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Evans was elected to the Idaho Senate in 1952 and re-elected in 1954 and 1956, serving as majority leader in his final term. In 1960, Evans became mayor of Malad City and served in that capacity until 1966. He returned to the state senate in 1968 and served as minority leader from 1969-74.

Evans was elected lieutenant governor in 1974. He became governor in January 1977 when Cecil D. Andrus accepted an appointment to become the Secretary of the Interior in the Carter administration.

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