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Dr. Melvin Evans, The First Elected Governor Of The U.S. Virgin Islands, Was A Brother of Phi Beta Sigma

Did you know that Howard University legend Dr. Melvin Evans was a member of Phi Beta Sigma? Evans pledged the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity Inc. at the HBCU and was the first elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Melvin Evans was a Crucian politician best known for being the first Governor elected in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was born in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands in 1917. Evans attended Howard University and the University of California Berkeley.

Before being appointed Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, he served as the Virgin Islands Health Commissioner.

Evans was the first elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and served from 1969 to 1975. In 1978, he was elected Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Republican.

He became a U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago and served in that seat until he passed away in 1984.

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