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Melvin Herbert Evans

Melvin Herbert Evans, American ambassador, physician. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Howard U., 1970; recipient Trustee Merit award Fairleigh Dickinson U., 1970.


  • Evans, Melvin Herbert was born on August 7, 1917 in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Son of Charles Herbert and Maude Eloise (Rogiers) Evans.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Howard U., 1940, Doctor of Medicine 1944, Doctor of Laws honorary, 1972. Master of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley, 1967. Doctor of Humane Letters honorary, Morgan State University, Baltimore, 1971.

      Physician in charge Frederiksted Municipal Hospital, St. Croix, 1945-1948. Chief municipal physician Virgin Islands Government, St. Croix, 1951-1956, 57-59, commissioner of health, 1959-1967. Governor United States Virgin Islands, 1969-1975.

      Member 96th Congress from Virgin Islands, 1979-1980, ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, 1981-1984. Fellow in cardiology Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1956-1957. Chairman Virgin Islands Board Medical Examiners, 1959-1967.

      Chairman board of trustees College of Virgin Islands, 1962-1969. Chairman Southern governments Association, 1973-1974. Member Republican National Committee from Virgin Islands, 1976-1982.

      Senior assistant surgeon United States Public Health Service, 1948-1950.


    • Chief mcpl; physician Virgin Islands Govt. Assistant surgeon United States Public Health Service, 1948-1950.


    Fellow American College of Physicians. Member American Association Public Health Physicians (charter), Virgin Islands Medical Society (past president), Pan American Medical Association, St. Croix Chamber of Commerce (president 1977-1978). Member Wesleyan Church.

    Lodges: St. Croix Rotary.


    • Married Mary Phyllis Anderson, August 26, 1945. Children: Melvin Herbert, Robert Rogiers, William Charles, Cornelius Duncan.
    • father: Charles Herbert Evans
    • mother: Maude Eloise (Rogiers) Evans
    • spouse: Mary Phyllis Anderson
    • children: Melvin Herbert Evans
    • Robert Rogiers Evans
    • William Charles Evans
    • Cornelius Duncan Evans
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    Born August 7, 1917
    Died November 27, 1984
    (aged 67)