|Thomas S. Boyland|
|Member of the New York State Assembly |
from the 54th district
January 1, 1977 –February 7, 1982
|Preceded by||Jeannette Gadson|
|Succeeded by||William F. Boyland|
|Constituency||Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City|
|Born||August 13, 1942|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died|| February 7, 1982 39) (aged|
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||Philander Smith College|
Thomas S. Boyland (August 13, 1942 – February 7, 1982) was an American politician from New York.
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Boyland was born on August 13, 1942,in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Theodore Boyland and Ora Boyland. He graduated B.A. in mathematics from Philander Smith College. Then he went with the Peace Corps to East Africa, teaching in Zambia for some years. After his return, he attended Hunter College, Syracuse University and New York University. While studying for a master's degree, beginning in 1967, he taught mathematics at high schools in New York City. He married Linda, and they had three sons.
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He died on February 7, 1982, during a meeting of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
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William F. Boyland