After several years of ill health Tony (Anthony Richard) Lederer died on December 3rd at the age of fifty seven. I think it can be truthfully said that no one has done more for bridge administration than he has; he fully put into practice his belief that having had so much pleasure out of bridge that he ought to put something back. He was for many years a delegate to the Council of the EBU and one of its Directors, and was for a similar time Chairman of the London CCBA. He instituted the Richard Lederer Memorial Trophy in memory of his father, and with Jill Gatti founded the Charity Challenge Cup Simultaneous Pairs, which has enjoyed an uninterrupted run of some sixteen years. In 1971 he married Mrs Rhoda Barrow, and together they were prime movers in the formation of the EBUA Teachers' Association.
his playing career was lifelong; he won his first trophy when he was fourteen, played in most of the winning teams captained by his father, and partnered Norman Squire in an England team.
Of all the people in the world of English bridge he was one of the easiest to get on with, and he will be much missed. To his relations and friends we offer our condolences.
by Eric Milnes, reproduced from Peter Hasenson's 'British Bridge Almanack'
Camrose Trophy selections: 1958