Auguste Théophile Léger
(January 4, 1852 –
October 28, 1923) was
a Canadian politician
from the province of New Brunswick.
Cocagne, Kent County, New Brunswick, the son of Francois Auguste and
Sophia Eleanore (Bertrand) Léger, Léger was educated in public
schools in Cocagne.
He was a farmer and later worked for the
constructionwork at Nappan, Nova Scotia. He served his apprenticeship in the blacksmith trade with his brother and moved to
Saint-Louis, New Brunswick where he worked as a blacksmith.
worked in the lumber business. Léger was postmaster of Saint-Louis
from 1882 to 1891.
In 1891, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
for the electoral district of Kent County. A
New Brunswick Liberal
he was defeated in 1892. In 1893, he was appointed County Sheriff
and served until 1908. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons
electoral district of Kent
in the 1917 federal election
, he was re-elected
He was married twice: to Adeline Hebert in 1874 and later to
in office in Campbellton at the age of 71.