Terence Boston, Baron Boston of Faversham
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.
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.
In the 1976 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours, Boston was given a life peerage as Baron Boston of Faversham, of Faversham in the County of Kent. 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.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Terence Boston
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