Anthony Leber

French Polisher

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1908 1910
Alderman Alexandria 1912 1913
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Anthony James Leber was born on 1 July 1869 at Melbourne, Victoria, the son of John Leber and Mary Connor. He married Margaret Isabella McEvoy (1868-1942) on 17 February 1890 at Sydney, NSW and they had two sons and three daughters. Leber died at Sydney, on 24 January 1949, aged 79 years; he was buried at Woronora Cemetery in the Roman catholic section. He left no Will. Leber lived at Gerard Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Anthony Leber was typical of Alexandria alderman of his time – male, middleclass, self employed, conservative in outlook and a guardian of the status quo.

Local government service

Anthony Leber was an alderman on the Alexandria Council for two terms representing the West Ward: 1908-10 and 1912-13.


‘Metropolitan Returns’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 1908, p. 8,


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