Thomas P. Wier, biography c. 1926
[New Encyclopedia of Texas]
  Source: Davis, Ellis A. and Edwin H. Grobe, eds. New Encyclopedia of Texas. Dallas, Tex.: Texas Development Bureau, 1926. Vol. II, 1177.

THOMAS P. WIER for almost a quarter of a century has been one of a group of lumbermen whose interest lies not alone in the lumber business, but in the development of this industry along progressive lines to the highest possible plane of achievement. Mr. Wier is associated with his brother, R. W. Wier, in the operation of the R. W. Wier Lumber Company, the wholesale branch of the business and the Wier Long Leaf Lumber Company, the corporation manufacturing the lumber for the selling branch. Of both these companies Mr. Wier is secretary and treasurer, directing his executive ability toward efficient operation, and giving careful thought to the welfare of the many employes. These two companies represent a capitalization well over a million dollars, and have extensive timber holdings in Sabine, Newton and Jasper Counties, Texas.

Thomas P. Wier was born the eleventh of November, 1882, in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, son of Thomas Dabney Wier, who located there shortly after the Civil War, and Margaret Campbell Wier, both of whom are of Scottish ancestry. Mr. Wier was educated in the public schools of Louisiana, and after finishing his education began his career as a lumberman, as purchasing agent for the Kirby Lumber Company, later with the formation of the Wier Companies, associating with his brother, R. W. Weir and helping in the organization.

Mr. Wier was married at Houston, the twentyninth of June, 1918, to Miss Elinor Jones, daughter of Ira P. Jones, well known Houston lawyer. Mr. and Mrs. 'Wier are active in social and civic activities. They have two children, T. P. Junior, and Mary Margaret. Mr. Wier is president of the Kiwanis Club, a member of the Lumberman's Club, Houston Club, Houston Country Club and the River Oaks Country Club. Fraternally he is an Elk and a Mason, thirty-second degree Scottish Rite and member of Arabia Temple Shrine. Mr. Wier takes an active interest in the advancement of the lumber industry, and his thoughts for the welfare of the employees of the Wier interests combine the most modern and approved ideas. He takes an active part in all public affairs, giving his time freely for the promotion of civic development.

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