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
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