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Byron Weston
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32nd Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

In office
1880–1883
Governor John Davis Long
Preceded by John Davis Long
Succeeded by Oliver Ames
Personal details
Born Bryon Curtis Weston
(1832-04-09)April 9, 1832
Dalton, Massachusetts
Died November 8, 1898(1898-11-08) (aged 66)
Dalton, Massachusetts
Political party Republican

Captain Byron Curtis Weston (April 9, 1832 - November 8, 1898) was a native of Massachusetts who founded the Weston Paper Company in 1863 (which ceased to exist following its sale in 2008) 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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Political offices
Preceded by
John Davis Long
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1880–1883
Succeeded by
Oliver Ames

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