Brock Evans is an attorney and environmental activist who has worked in both the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 24, 1937. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1959 and a Ll.b. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1963. Evans served in the military with the Marine Corps between 1959 and 1961 and with the Army Reserve from 1961 to 1966. He worked in a private practice in Seattle until 1967, when he became the Northwest Representative for the Sierra Club. In 1973, Evans moved to Washington, D.C., to work in the Club’s office there, initially as Associate Executive Director and then Director. He became the Vice President for National Issues at the National Audubon Society in 1981. Later, he joined the Endangered Species Coalition as its executive director.
Evans has been active in numerous other organizations associated with natural resources and related issues. He was an organizing founder of the Washington Environmental Council. The governor of Washington appointed him to the state’s Urban Affairs Task Force in 1971. He served as chairman of the Natural Resources Council of America. Evans was a member of the Board of Directors of both the Sierra Club and the Center for Urban Environmental Studies. In the context of these positions, he testified over 200 times before over 20 congressional committees and subcommittees. Both U.S. News and World Report and Fortune magazine named him one of the top lobbyists in Washington, D.C.
You can view the inventory for his papers at the American Heritage Center here.