Quotes by: Daniel J. Evans

Daniel J. Evans
United States Senator
from Washington
In office
September 8, 1983 – January 3, 1989[1]
Preceded by Henry M. Jackson
Succeeded by Slade Gorton
16th Governor of Washington
In office
January 11, 1965 – January 12, 1977
Lieutenant John Cherberg
Preceded by Albert Rosellini
Succeeded by Dixy Lee Ray
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
Preceded by R. Mort Frayn
Succeeded by Newman H. Clark
Personal details
Born Daniel Jackson Evans
(1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 91)
Seattle, Washington
United States
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nancy Bell (m. 1959)
Children Daniel J. Evans, Jr., (1st son)
Mark Evans (2nd son)
Bruce Evans (3rd son)
Alma mater University of Washington
Religion Congregationalist
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1943-1946
Battles/wars World War II

I really got to a point where I thought maybe I would want to be involved politically.
Daniel J. Evans
Actually, as that first association continued, we got a little more legitimate. In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as ushers during the football games. So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy Scout uniform as an usher.
Daniel J. Evans
And then, when I went into the Navy, there was no choice. You took about half of the hours during your naval training as naval courses and the other half were engineering.
Daniel J. Evans
But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
Daniel J. Evans
I think, like a lot of other people who have been in the service, you'd been delayed in what you were doing. You wanted to catch up and the best way to catch up was to move as fast as you could toward a degree.
Daniel J. Evans
We had a big party that night and everybody went around gathering results from various precincts and each person would get four or five precincts and then come to the house. There were no cell phones or anything to get results phoned in early.
Daniel J. Evans
The only kind of movement you could make in the Navy was to be a platoon leader or one of those kinds of things as you got more senior in your Navy career.
Daniel J. Evans
I think I finally chose the graduate degree in engineering primarily because it only took one year and law school took three years, and I felt the pressure of being a little behind - although I was just 22.
Daniel J. Evans
I might say that in retrospect, looking at where the community college system is today, I think we may have gone too far. The community college system is so big, so broad, so consuming of tax money.
Daniel J. Evans

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