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Ralph Weston is a wealthy, self-important, middle-aged man who is the commissioner of New York City's police department.

He is quite stubborn and firmly believes that The Shadow does not exists. However, in private he has acknowledged the vigilante's existence to Lamont Cranston.

Weston is very much indebted to Cranston, as it was he who made the arrangements for the commissioner to join the Cobalt Club. With this friendship, Cranston is often called upon as a consultant on various cases that puzzle Weston. In turn this relationship benefits both parties, The Shadow receives privileged knowledge about a crime and Weston unwittingly seems capable of solving cases with surprising success.

Commissioner Ralph Weston was created by Walter B. Gibson, first appearing in Shadow Magazine #14 (1932).

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Various publishers gave Ralph Weston a different origin: