Thomas Boyden was an active and able citizen. He served as president of the Plymouth County Teachers’ Association; was a member of Massachusetts Schoolmasters’ Club; and served as trustee for Bridgewater Savings Bank.
He has served as principal of Bridgewater State Normal School for more than fifty years, fulfilling this position with tremendous skill and devotion.
Early Life and Education
Over a half-century has seen Boyden symbolize useful, noble and elevating citizenship in Bridgewater. Long associated as student, teacher and principal at one notable institute of learning he founded; now as professor emeritus his son has taken up this work which his father had carried for so long.
Early inventions by his hand included a nail making machine, improved machinery for cutting files and tacks, as well as leather cutting equipment. He conducted horticultural experiments resulting in different varieties of strawberries being developed; as a marathon runner he held the overall state record; additionally he enjoyed hiking, skiing, art collecting and travel.
Thomas Boyden is a cardiology specialist located in Ludington, Michigan and affiliated with Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital and Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital as well as other hospitals. He accepts new patients and telehealth appointments and obtained his medical degree at LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY.
His career highlights include working for San Kor Tea as both content creator and social media manager, as well as volunteering at the Junior High School State Cross Country Championships.
Tom loves working out and keeps his personal life out of public view, leading some of his fans to speculate he could be gay. There is no evidence to indicate otherwise; and no announcement has ever been made by Tom regarding any partner or wife on any social media platform.
Achievement and Honors
His first novel, Three Day Road (2005) was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and its sequel Through Black Spruce was nominated as an alternate Governor General’s Award finalist.
He has served the Bridgewater Public Library with distinction, for many years serving as its president. Furthermore, he is an active member of Fellowship Lodge A. F & A M and Harmony Chapter R. A. M both located in Bridgewater as well as Brockton Council R&S M and Bay State Commandery Knights Templar all located nearby in Brockton.
In October 2016, Boyden published the novella Wenjack, a fictionalized account of Chanie Wenjack’s death while fleeing a residential school. However, some members of Indigenous communities feel that Boyden may have exploited an ambiguity that allows for easy interpretation by creating an air of mystery around Chanie’s demise.
Boyden has an array of interests, spanning horticulture and sustainable agriculture. As part of his teaching modules, he interviews local farmers for interview footage to use in teaching modules.
He has also published short stories focusing on the history and struggles of Northern Ontario First Nations, drawing parallels between their struggles and those of marginalized peoples elsewhere, such as residents of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Mrs. Boyden has always stood beside her husband in his teaching endeavors and dedicated herself to serving the students of Bridgewater State Normal School as principal for over fifty years, rearing a son who will carry on this legacy of excellence.
Tom Boyden enjoys an impressive net worth. His salary is sufficient, and his car collection impressive. In the fitness industry he has established himself.
He was born in Madison, Wisconsin and currently resides at Marguerita Ave Apt D in Garland, Texas with his parents and possible siblings.
He is an animal enthusiast with a pet dog named Sam that he often posts pictures of training together. Unfortunately, in October 2020 he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after experiencing stomach/BM complications while shopping at Trader Joe’s; these led to him taking only four steps and nearly passing out. Hospitalized for eight hours as a result of these issues; in this time period he lost 20% of his blood supply.