|Mayor of Detroit|
|Preceded by||Charles Howard|
|Succeeded by||Zachariah Chandler|
|Born||November 18, 1803
Lansingburgh, New York
|Died||December 1, 1854 (aged 51)
John Ladue was born November, 1803 in Lansingburgh, New York, the son of Peter and Mary Tallman Ladue. In 1827, he married Mary Angel. The couple had four children who outlived their father: John T. E. A. Ladue, Charlotte M. Ladue, George N. Ladue, and Austin Y. Ladue.
In 1847, Ladue moved to Detroit, and began in the business of manufacturing leather and purchasing wool, with a store on Michigan Avenue at Campus Martius Park. He was popular among the business community, and in 1850 was elected mayor.
John Ladue died December 1, 1854.
|Mayor of Detroit