Mayor Albert Buday
Albert Buday (right center) was Mayor of Ecorse from 1965-1967.
Born in 1909 in Pennsylvania and educated in Pennsylvania and Europe, he attended the University of Michigan and the University of Nevada for courses in assessment administration. Buday moved to Ecorse in 1933 and he worked at Ford Motor Company for 21 years; eight years at Stu Evans Motor Sales and also for Great Lakes Steel.
For 24 years or 12 consecutive terms, Albert Buday served on the Ecorse City Council, and he was mayor pro-tem for 14 years. He was a member of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors for 14 years, and served on the Wayne County Jury Commission for eight years. From 1965-1967, Albert Buday was Ecorse Mayor and City Assessor from 1969-1972.
Albert Buday’s accomplishments and improvements as Ecorse Mayor includeda new, modern civic center, resurfacing West Jefferson, repairing residential streets and alleys, and removing center islands on Southfield Road.
As mayor, Albert Buday supported smoke abatement programs, day care centers, and a free dental and medical clinic.
Besides his official duties, Albert Buday was a members of the Ecorse Rowing Club, the Ecorse Pulaski Civic Club, Ecorse Democratic Club, St. Francis Xavier Ushers Club. He also belonged to the N.A.A.C.P., the International Association of Assessing officers, and the Michigan Association of Assessing Officers.