Thomas Shailer Weston Jr.

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Thomas Shailer Weston (3 July 1868 – 20 January 1931) was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 17 June 1926 to 20 January 1931, when he committed suicide aged 62 years. [1] [2] [3] He was appointed by the Reform Government.

Weston was born in Auckland on 3 July 1868. [4] His parents were Maria Cracroft Weston (née Hill) and Thomas S. Weston, and judge and later a member of the House of Representatives for electorates on the West Coast of the South Island. [5] Like his younger brother Claude, [5] he was educated at Christ's College and graduated from the Canterbury University College. [4] He graduated with B.A. (1888), M.A. first class honours in political science (1889), and LL.B. (1892). [4]

He was for some time governor of the New Plymouth Boys' High School. [4] He later lived in Wellington.

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