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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.


Student, Wellesley College, 1947-1948;student, University Oklahoma, 1949.


Director, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, 1974-1980;vice chairman, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, 1975-1979. Board directors Household International, Inc., Saint-Gobain Corporation, The Sun Company, Inc., Baxter International Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Dun and Bradstreet Corporation. Member of advisory board Morgan Stanley & Company.


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.

Paul Xenophon Johnston

Helen Elizabeth (Alford) Johnston

James H. Evans