|Thomas Westbrook Waldron|
|Born||May 1, 1814|
|Died|| September 18, 1844 30) (aged|
|Occupation||Captain's clerk, U.S. Navy; U.S. Consul to Hong Kong, naval store keeper to the US East India Squadron|
|Parent(s)||Daniel Waldron and Olive Sheafe|
Thomas Westbrook Waldron was a captain's clerkon the Wilkes Expedition, and the first United States consul to Hong Kong. His service to the United States consular service was honoured by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a ceremony in 2009.
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