Thomas Johnston (ii)
Thomas Johnston (b. 1894, Lerwick, d. 5 June 1972, Lerwick) was Town Clerk from 1949 to 1960 and a County Councillor, first for Cunningsburgh between 1922 and 1925 then Gulberwick from 1925 to 1936, with 1935-6 as convenor.
Town Council Obituary Notes
Johnston was handicapped at a young age, having one of his legs amputated. This, as Jim Taylor noted, did not prevent him from being involved in all manner of activities throughout his life.
He worked as a clerk in the Procurator Fiscal's office and then later took up a similar role with the National Insurance Committee, holding the position until 1937. He was the county assessor between 1937-1949 (sometimes referred to as 'County aggressor'). In 1935 he was appointed as Convenor of the Zetland County Council, a position which he held until 1936, and he is listed as being responsible for the Lerwick Landward Housing Scheme, which '[eliminated] the squalor of the then Fleet Street and Pig Street of the Skibbadock and Garthspool areas". As Town Clerk he carried out exhaustive research which assisted in the establishment of the Shetland Museum.
- County Council Election December 1922
- County Council Election December 1925
- County Council Election December 1928
- County Council Election December 1929
- County Council Election December 1932
- County Council Election December 1935