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Wyman Pender Boynton was American lawyer. Bar: New Hampshire 1936, United States District Court 1946; registered professional engineer. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Silver Beaver award Daniel Webster Council Boy Scouts American, 1958, Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Community Service award, 1978.


Boynton, Wyman Pender was born on October 8, 1908 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Harry Edwin and Helen Catherine (Pender) Boynton.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1931;Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1936.


With C.E. Walker & Company, 1931-1933. Junior accountant J. Ben Hart, 1934. Associate Jeremy R. Waldron, 1936-1939.

Partner Waldron & Boynton and successors Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1940-1986. Trustee Portsmouth Cooperative Bank, 1946-1981, chairman board 1976-1981.


  • Bar: New Hampshire 1936, United States District Court 1946. Registered professional engineer.


Assistant scoutmaster, then scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, 1931-1933, member troop committee and district committee 1936-1940, member council executive board 1951-1960, council commissioner, 1953-1954, council president 1957-1958. Member Portsmouth Athenaeum, New Hampshire History Society, Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities. Trustee Portsmouth History Society, 1940-1992, vice president, 1946-1985, 87-93, president, 1985-1987, honorary trustee, since 1993.

Trustee Mark H. Wentworth Home for Chronic Invalids, 1948-1981, president 1950-1981. President Chase Home for Children, 1950-1977, trustee since 1946. Trustee Portsmouth Young Women’s Christian Association, 1949-1970.

President Portsmouth Athenaeum, 1977-1980. Trustee Portsmouth Public Library., 1955-1970. Trustee New Hampshire Industrial School, Manchester, 1955-1966, chairman 1958-1966.

Member Portsmouth Special Water Committee, 1958-1962. Member Portsmouth City Manager Charter Committee, 1947-1949. Member New Hampshire Hos. of Representatives, 1933-1934.

Member Portsmouth City Council, 1937-1938. County attorney Rockingham County, 1947-1950. Member Portsmouth School Board, 1954-1958, 62-70.

Delegate Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1952. Member New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, 1974. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1931, with C.E., 1940-1945, European Theatre of Operations, colonel research, 1945-1961.

Member American Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Society Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, Society of America Military Engineers, Rotary (Paul Harris award 1985), Wentworth Fairways Golf Club.


Married Mildred Elizabeth Ballard, February 1, 1935. Children: Elizabeth Ballard Boynton Larsen.

Harry Edwin Boynton

Helen Catherine (Pender) Boynton

Mildred Elizabeth Ballard

Elizabeth Ballard Boynton Larsen Boynton