Thomas Dewar Weldon

(1896—1958) philosopher

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T.D. Weldon was born in London on 5 December 1896 and died in Oxford on 13 May 1958. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Magdalen College, Oxford. He served from 1915 to 1918 in the Royal Field Artillery, was wounded, and reached the rank of acting captain. He was awarded the Military Cross and Bar. Weldon went up to Magdalen in 1919, took a first in literae humaniores in 1921 and became a fellow in 1923. He was a Rhodes Travelling Fellow in 1930 and a University Lecture in Philosophy. During World War II he served as a civil servant in the Air Ministry, and then as wing commander in the RAF at Bomber Command HQ from 1942 to 1944. Weldon spent his entire academic career at Oxford, and died, suddenly, at Magdalen, in May 1958.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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