Dick Ladd, Former Member of the Anne Arundel County Council, Has Died

Richard Bassom 'Dick' Ladd, a former councilman for Anne Arundel County has died.  He was 80 years old. 

Mr. Ladd, a Republican, represented district 5 on the council from 2010-2014, according to an online biography

Dick was born in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1940. He attended Bowdoin College, Tulane University, and The U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College. Mr. Ladd also served in the U.S. Army (helicopter pilot, Vietnam; 4 bronze stars; 16 air medals). 

"While we differered politically,  he always tried to find a way to understand what issues I cared about," said Pete Smith, who served on the council with Mr. Ladd. "We still met occasionally for lunch to discuss what issues we could fight together on. His service in the Army and our shared sacrifices was often what kept us in communication."

Mr. Ladd was a member at Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis. He was also married with two children and three grandchildren.