Alexander Righton

Crane Driver

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1928 1948
  • Alexandria alderman Alexander Daniel Righton (Alexandria, the Birmingham of Australia: 75 years of progress, 1868-1943)

Family background

Alexander Daniel Righton was born on 24 November 1881 at Sydney, NSW, the son of Daniel Richard Righton and Maria Bourke. He married Loyalty Lillian Allen (1885-1951) on 20 October 1904 at Redfern, NSW, and they had a son and a daughter. Alexander Daniel Righton died at Botany, NSW, on 5 September 1950, aged 68 years; he was buried at Botany Cemetery in the Catholic Section. He left no Will. Alexander Daniel Righton lived at 76 Gerard Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Righton was a crane driver. As a Labor alderman, he was anti- Communist, socially conservative with close links with the trade union movement. He was a member of the first Labor controlled Council in Alexandria elected in December 1928.

Local government service

Alexander Righton was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1928-48 representing the East Ward.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Daily Telegraph, 4 December 1928, p. 13,


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