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Dwight B. LaDu (1876 Van Buren, Onondaga County, New York - August 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 the son of 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.


  • [1] Political Graveyard (gives surname as La Du)
  • [2] Campaign expenses filed, in NYT on November 16, 1918 (gives surname as La Du)
  • [3] Election results, in NYT on December 8, 1922 (gives surname as La Du)
  • [4] Obit in NYT on August 18, 1954 (subscription required) (stating erroneously he was the last elected Engineer and Surveyor, gives surname as LaDu)
  • Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York issued by the New York Dept. of State (1950) (gives name as LaDu)
  • American Biographical Index by Laureen Baillie (K.G. Saur, 2007, ISBN 3598348371 , ISBN 9783598348372 ) (gives surname as LaDu)
  • History of the Barge Canal of New York State by Noble E. Whitford (pages 450ff; READ BOOKS, 2007, ISBN 1406709328 , ISBN 9781406709322 ) (gives surname as LaDu)
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank M. Williams
New York State Engineer and Surveyor
1923 – 1924
Succeeded by
Roy G. Finch


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