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Terence Boston, Baron Boston of Faversham

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Name  Terence Baron
Party  Labour Party
Education  King's College London

Died  July 23, 2011
Role  Politician
Terence Boston, Baron Boston of Faversham

Previous office  Life peer (1976–2011)

Terence George Boston, Baron Boston of Faversham, QC (21 March 1930 – 23 July 2011) was a British Labour Party politician.


Early life

Boston was born on 21 March 1930, the son of George Boston and his wife Kate Boston (née Bellati). He was educated at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London. On 4 October 1951, as part of National Service, he was commissioned into the Royal Air Force as a pilot officer. He was given the service number 2501206. He then began studying at King's College London where he joined the University Air Squadron, and transferred to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, on 3 October 1952. He was promoted to flying officer on 6 April 1954. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1954. He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1960. He was promoted to flight lieutenant on 6 April 1960.

Political career

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Faversham at a by-election on 14 May 1964, following the death of the Labour MP Percy Wells. He was re-elected at the general election in October 1964 and again in 1966, but was defeated at the 1970 general election by the Conservative Roger Moate.

Announced in the 1976 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours, Boston was created a life peer as Baron Boston of Faversham, of Faversham in the County of Kent on 1 July 1976. He served as a deputy speaker of the House of Lords 1991–2008 and twice served as Chairman of Committees, 1994–1997 and 1997–2000.

Personal life

In 1963, Boston married Margaret Head. They did not have any children.

He was a Patron of the African Prisons Project, an international non-governmental organisation with a mission improve the welfare of prisoners through education, health and justice.

From 1980 to 1990, Boston was Chairman of TVS, the ITV franchise holder for South and South-East England from 1982 until 1992.


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