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George C Langdon 1833 – June 1909 was the mayor of Detroit, Michigan
George C Langdon was born in Geneva, New York in 1833, the son of A M Langdon12 He went to school in Batavia, New York and Farmington, Connecticut, and at the age of 18 became a clerk for the wholesale firm of Lord, Warren, Slater & Co1 The next year he returned to Geneva, and his father sent him to Flint, Michigan to become a farmer After three years on the farm, Langdon moved to Detroit and entered Gregory Commercial College to study bookkeeping1 He graduated with a Master in Science of Bookkeeping and Accounts degree,2 and began work as a bookkeeper, first for a copper smelting firm and then at a bank1 From there, he went into the commission business
In 1864, Langdon and a partner purchased a brewery and began doing business under the name "Langdon and Co"1 In 1870 he became sole proprieter, and a few years later sold the brewery to become a maltster;1 his business enterprisese afforded him a comfortable fortune3
Langdon, elected as a Democrat served one term as the mayor of Detroit, from 1878 - 18791 After serving as mayor, Langdon suffered a number of setbacks which decimated his personal wealth and forced him to hire on as a clerk at the City Hall3
Langdon married Fannie Vallie in 1859;2 the couple had two daughters1 Langdon's wife died in 1889, followed closely by one of his daughters2 Langdon died in June, 1909, in Geneva, New York4
|Mayor of Detroit
William G Thompson
- ^ a b c d e f g h Silas Farmer 1889, THE HISTORY OF DETROIT AND MICHIGAN, p 1048
- ^ a b c d Carlisle, Fred, ed 1890, Chronography of Notable Events in the History of the Northwest Territory and Wayne County, Detroit: OS Gulley, Bornman, pp 416–417
- ^ a b The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, 1907, p 35
- ^ "APPOINTED, BUT MAY LOSE POST" The Detroit Free Press June 7, 1909
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