Samuel McCauley


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1902 1912
Alderman Alexandria 1914 1916
Mayor Alexandria 1906 1911

Family background

Samuel Alexander McCauley was born on 11 August 1867 at Wollongong, NSW, the son of William McCauley and Agnes Johnstone. He married Kate MacLoughlin on 9 June 1891 at Sydney, NSW, and they had one son and six daughters. McCauley died at Kogarah, NSW on 3 September 1927, aged 59 years; he was buried at Woronora Cemetery in the Presbyterian section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £52. McCauley lived in Wyndham Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Samuel McCauley was a Freemason and a member of the Royal Oak Lodge.

Community activity

Samuel McCauley was a Justice of the Peace (JP). He was also a Trustee of Erskineville Park.

Local government service

Samuel McCauley was an alderman on the Alexandria Council for two terms representing the East Ward: 1903-12 and 1914-16. He served as mayor in 1906-11.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 1903, p. 7,

Sydney Sportsman, 14 February 1912, p. 4,

‘Death of Ex-Mayor of Alexandria’, The Daily Telegraph, 5 September 1927, p. 3,


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