John Stephen O’Brien


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1948 1950

Family background

John Stephen O’Brien died on 13 March 1965, survived by his wife and family. He was buried in the Catholic section of Botany Cemetery.

Occupation & interests

In 1930, J S O’Brien was living at 31 Thurlow Street, Redfern.

Local government service

O’Brien was Alderman of the Municipality of Redfern, 1937–48 and was its Mayor in 1942. He also served as Redfern’s Chief Warden during the war.


John O’Brien represented Redfern Ward as an Alderman on Sydney City Council from 4 December 1948 to 1 December 1950. O’Brien was a member of the Finance Committee and the City Planning and Improvements Committee in 1949, and the Works Committee and the Health and Recreations Committee in 1950.



City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files

Society of Australian Genealogists: AGCI index



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