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Donald Louis Evans, think-tank executive, former United States Secretary of Commerce. Named to University Texas Red McCombs School Business Hall of Fame, 2002; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, U Texas, 2002.


Evans, Donald Louis was born on July 27, 1946 in Houston, Texas, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Texas Austin, 1969. Master of Business Administration, University Texas Austin, 1973. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University South Carolina, 2001.


Manager to chairman board directors Tom Brown, Inc., Denver, 1975-2001, Chief Executive Officer, 1985—2001. Secretary United States Department Commerce, Washington, 2001—2005. Chief Executive Officer Finance Services Forum, since 2005.

Board directors TMBR/Sharp Drilling, Inc., Midland, Texas. Non-executive chairman Energy Future Holdings Corporation, Dallas, since 2007. Chairman Bush/Cheney Presidential campaign, 2000.

Member Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Washington, since 2006.


The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.


Active United Way; campaign chair United Way Midland, 1981, president, 1989. Board regents University Texas, 1995—2001, chairman board, 1997—2001. Board directors The Gladney Fund, 1992—1996, Scleroderma Research Foundation, 1992—2000.

Member of Independent Petroleum Association of America, Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Rocky Mtn. Oil & Gas Association, All-American Wildcatters, Young Presidents Organization.


Married Susan Marinis. Children: Lisa Moon, Jennifer, Donald L.

Susan Marinis

Lisa Moon Evans

Jennifer Evans

Donald L. Evans