St. Joseph's College, Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada
St. Joseph's College where Antoine Joseph Léger studied.
Antoine Joseph Léger studied at St. Joseph's College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1903 and a Master of Arts degree in 1933.
Antoine Joseph Léger started his career as a lawyer in 1907 when he returned to New Brunswick and was called to the Bar of New Brunswick. He set up practice in Moncton and held a post of a lawyer until 1950. His first novel, Elle et lui: Tragique idylle du peuple acadien, was completed in 1938 but was not published until 1940. Léger's second novel, Une Fleur d’Acadie, was published in 1946.
Antoine Joseph Léger ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1917. However, in 1925 he won the New Brunswick general election as a declared candidate in the Westmorland County Electoral District for the then unofficial Progressive Conservative Party. He was re-elected to his political post in Westmorland in 1930 and in 1932 he was appointed King’s Counsel. In 1935 Léger lost the Westmorland election and Canadian Prime Minister Richard B. Bennett appointed Antoine Léger to the Senate of Canada.
Antoine Joseph Léger was a member of Association Acadienne d’Education and Société Nationale des Acadiens.
Antoine Joseph Léger married Alvina Léger in 1910. The marriage produced four sons and one daughter. Alvina Léger died in 1944. Later Antoine Joseph Léger married Marie Bourgeois.