Edwin LeRoy Antony, attorney and legislator, son of Dr. Milton and Margaret Frances (Davis) Antony, Jr., was born in Waynesboro, Georgia, on January 5, 1852. He moved to Texas with his parents in 1859 and settled in Columbia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with honors in 1873, became a member of the state bar the following year, and set up a law practice in Cameron. Antony served as prosecuting attorney for Milam County from 1876 to 1878 and was appointed special judge in 1886 during an illness of the regular district judge. He was an alderman in Cameron from 1890 to 1892 and was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1892, when Roger Q. Mills resigned to take a seat in the Senate. Antony lost his bid for renomination later that year and returned to Cameron to resume his law practice.
He married Augusta Houghton on September 20, 1876; the couple had two daughters. Antony died at his brother-in-law's home in Dallas on January 16, 1913, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery.
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Biographical Directory of the American Congress. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1893). Dallas Morning News, January 17, 1913.
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