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Mary Johnston Evans

Mary Johnston Evans, American corporate director. Recipient Law Day award-Liberty Bell award Oklahoma Bar Association, 1971, Distinguished Service award University Oklahoma, 1981; named one of Top 100 Corporation Women Business Week magazine, 1976; named to Oklahoma Hall of Fame, 1978.


  • Evans, Mary Johnston was born on February 28, 1930 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Paul Xenophon and Helen Elizabeth (Alford) Johnston.

  • Education

    • Student, Wellesley College, 1948. Student, University Oklahoma, 1949.


    • Director National Railroad Passenger Corporation, 1974-1980, vice-chairman, since 1980. Board directors Household International, Inc., Saint-Gobain Corporation, Sunoco, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Moody's Corporation.


    Party affiliation: presbyterian (elder).


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    President Junior League Oklahoma City, 1968-1969. Trustee National Council Crime and Delinquency, 1971-1975, Presbyterian Medical Center, Oklahoma City, 1969-1975. Trustee Brick Presbyterian Church, 1985-1989.

    Board directors St. Anthony Hospital, 1973-1975. Board visitors University Pittsburgh Graduate School Business, 1978-1985. Trustee Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 1976-1983, Carnegie Hall, 1985-1992.

    Member Conference Board (Senior), Colony Club, River Club, Maidstone Club (East Hampton, New York ), Pi Beta Phi.


    • Children by previous marriage: Marcy Head Benson, Paul Johnston Head, Eric Talbott Head. Married James H. Evans, 1984.
    • father: Paul Xenophon Johnston
    • mother: Helen Elizabeth (Alford) Johnston
    • spouse: James H. Evans
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    Born February 28, 1930
    • 1948
      Wellesley College
    • 1949
      University Oklahoma
    • 1974 - 1980
      Director, National Railroad Passenger Corporation
    • 1980
      Director, National Railroad Passenger Corporation