Dwight B. LaDu
|Dwight B. LaDu|
April 27, 1876|
Van Buren, New York
|Died||August 27, 1954
Albany, New York
|Title||New York State Engineer and Surveyor|
|Predecessor||Frank Martin Williams|
|Successor||Roy G. Finch|
|Spouse(s)||Minnie Louise Erb|
|Parent(s)||Jacob Sears LaDu
Julia L. Warner
Dwight B. LaDu (April 27, 1876 Van Buren, Onondaga County, New York – August 17, 1954) was an American civil engineer and politician from New York. He was New York State Engineer and Surveyor from 1923 to 1924.
He was born on April 27, 1876 to J. Sears LaDu and Julia L. (Warner) LaDu.
He was Division Engineer of the Eastern Division of the State Canals under John A. Bensel, and in 1914 was appointed Special Deputy State Engineer, a post he retained under Frank M. Williams. He resigned in the fall of 1918, and ran for State Engineer and Surveyor on the Democratic ticket in November 1918, but was defeated by Williams. In 1922, he ran again, and was elected, being in office from 1923 to 1924, but was defeated again for re-election in 1924 by Republican Roy G. Finch.
- "Dwight B. LaDu". New York Times. August 18, 1954. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
Albany, New York. Dwight B. Ladu, the last elected state engineer and retired chairman of the Albany Port District Commission, died yesterday at his home here.(subscription required) [Note that the last elected State Engineer was his successor Roy G. Finch.]
-  Campaign expenses filed, in NYT on November 16, 1918
-  Election results, in NYT on December 8, 1922
- Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York issued by the New York Dept. of State (1950)
- American Biographical Index by Laureen Baillie (K.G. Saur, 2007, ISBN 3-598-34837-1, ISBN 978-3-598-34837-2 )
- History of the Barge Canal of New York State by Noble E. Whitford (pages 450ff; READ BOOKS, 2007, ISBN 1-4067-0932-8, ISBN 978-1-4067-0932-2 )
Frank M. Williams
|New York State Engineer and Surveyor
Roy G. Finch