John Ladue

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John Ladue
Mayor of Detroit
In office
Preceded by Charles Howard
Succeeded by Zachariah Chandler
Personal details
Born November 18, 1803
Lansingburgh, New York
Died December 1, 1854 (1855-01) (aged 51)
Detroit, Michigan
Spouse(s) Mary Angel

John Ladue (November 18, 1803 – December 1, 1854)[1] was mayor of Detroit, Michigan in 1850.


John Ladue was born November, 1803 in Lansingburgh, New York, the son of Peter and Mary Tallman Ladue.[2] In 1827, he married Mary Angel.[2] The couple had four children who outlived their father: John T. E. A. Ladue, Charlotte M. Ladue, George N. Ladue, and Austin Y. Ladue.[2]

In 1847, Ladue moved to Detroit, and began in the business of manufacturing leather and purchasing wool,[2] with a store on Michigan Avenue at Campus Martius Park.[3] He was popular among the business community, and in 1850 was elected mayor.[2]

John Ladue died December 1, 1854.[2]


  1. ^ "Shoe and Leather Politicians". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Silas Farmer (1889), THE HISTORY OF DETROIT AND MICHIGAN, p. 1039 
  3. ^ Polk's Detroit city directory, R. L. Polk & company, 1852, p. 76 
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Mayor of Detroit
Succeeded by
Zachariah Chandler