Byron Weston

Politician

1832 – 1898

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Who was Byron Weston?

Captain Byron Curtis Weston was a native of Massachusetts who founded the Weston Paper Company in 1863 and served as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1880 to 1883. He came from an old New England Congregationalist family of extraordinary wealth. In 1865, he married Julia Clark Mitchell, with whom he had ten children, including Julia Carolyn Weston, mother to the well known chef Julia Child. They lived in a mansion known as Westonholme, in Dalton, Massachusetts. Weston was known for his gifts to the community, including the Grace Episcopal Church in his hometown and funds towards the debt incurred for the grading and draining of an athletic field and monies toward upkeep and a grandstand at Williams College. Weston received an honorary M.A. from Williams College in 1886 and the field, still used today, was named Weston Field in his honor.

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Born
Apr 9, 1832
Dalton
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
1898
Dalton

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on July 23, 2013

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