Patrick Joseph O’Leary was born at Sydney in 1916, son of Dennis and Julie O’Leary. In 1941 he married Olive Rose Best at Glebe. He died at Glebe on 8 March 1972, aged 55 years.
Occupation & interests
Patrick O’Leary worked as a grocer in Glebe.
Many Glebe Labor aldermen were disciples of Lang. But in reality there was little difference of ideology between Official Labor and Lang Labor. Both were explicitly anti-Communist, socially conservative, strongly Catholic and with strong links to the union movement.
Local government service
The 1941 election represented a changing of the guard on Glebe Council, and n the leadership of local branches. O’Leary was elected as a Lang Labor candidate in 1941-43, and as a McKell Labor candidate from 1944 to the last year of Glebe Council in 1948.
Hogan, Michael 2004, Local labor: a history of the Labor Party in Glebe, 1891-2003, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW
Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1941, p. 12
Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1944, p. 6
Sydney Morning Herald, 9 March 1972, p. 30