He then graduated from the University of Virginia in 1953, where he was a member of Saint Elmo Hall and the University of Virginia Law School in 1956.
Evans was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1956, then engaged in the insurance and mortgage brokerage business in Wilmington, Delaware from 1957 until 1968. He served in the Delaware National Guard from 1956 until 1960, as clerk to the Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court in 1955, as director of the Delaware State Development Department from 1969 until 1970, and co-chairman and chief operating officer of the Republican National Committee from 1971 until 1973. He also serves as Chairman of the Florida Coalition for Preservation, a not-for-profit organization formed in April 2007 to promote responsible growth and protect coastal barrier islands through the education of the public and other concerned groups.
Evans was elected to the United States. House of Representatives in 1976, defeating Democrat Samuel L. Shipley.
During these three terms, he served in the Republican minority in the 95th, 96th and 97th Congress. He served on the United States. House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs and the United States House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
Evans was involved in a scandal involving lobbyist and former nude model Paula Parkinson, in which allegations were made that she traded sex for political influence. The United States Department of Justice investigated the allegations and found no evidence of any crimes.
Evans was defeated in his attempt at a fourth term in 1982.
In all, Evans served from January 3, 1977 until January 3, 1983, during the administrations of United States. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. United States. Representatives take office January 3 and have a two-year term.
He is a member of the Republican Party, who served three terms as United States Representative from Delaware. He is a member of law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Washington, District of Columbia