Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr. was the mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1951 to 1953. In 1942 and re-elected in 1943 and 1945, he was sitting at the city council where he became well known and appreciated. This resulted in a 1949 mayoral election in which he participated where he lost to Wallace H. Savage, though he received the most votes as an elected council member.
By 1951, another mayoral vote by the public brought him into office. During his term as a mayor which resulted in clashes between his office and number of unions, he passed a public-works program with which the Love Field would be expanded. When re-election came, Adoue didn’t run for a second term as he saw his health decline. He went back to his banker job after his mayor office term where he worked till his death on November 17, 1956, while working. He was buried at Crown Hill Memorial Mausoleum, Dallas, Texas.