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Donald Leroy Evans, founder of D. L. Evans Company, was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1933. Following four highly successful years of academics and athletics at Madison East High School, Don applied to and was accepted by the University of Wisconsin - Madison, his hometown school. At U.W. Don was recruited by the football team, where he played on the offensive line with several of his East High classmates and some of the best athletes from around the state of Wisconsin. Among those was Alan Ameche, Wisconsin's first Heisman Trophy winner. In 1953 he left the university and volunteered for the Army. He was trained and sent to Korea, where he served as a gunnery sergeant with the 31st Infantry Regiment, fighting against the enemy in the Korean War. Don returned to UW in 1955 Where he thereafter proudly graduated from the University with a degree in Construction Administration. In 1963 Don went back to UW and received his master's degree. He was one of the initial graduates (known by future graduates of the program as "The Magnificent Seven") of a curriculum in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis, created by UW Professor Richard Ratcliff and Clem Schwingle of American Appraisal Company. After graduation, Don and one of his classmates from the program formed the Evans Appraisal and Real Estate Company. The legacy that Donald L. Evans left with his passing in 2000 is proudly and respectfully carried on by those who work at the company that bears his name.