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Melvin Herbert Evans

ambassador , physician.

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.


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.

Charles Herbert Evans

Maude Eloise (Rogiers) Evans

Mary Phyllis Anderson

Melvin Herbert Evans

Robert Rogiers Evans

William Charles Evans

Cornelius Duncan Evans