Charles McNeill Gray
12th Mayor of Chicago
Frank, S.B. Chicago: Memorable Events and the Mayors We’ve Had. S.B. Frank, 1894. SPE CCW 41/14
- Democrat (without formal party nomination)
- March 14, 1853
- Defeated Josiah L. James (Democrat without formal party nomination)
- March 7, 1853: Inaugural Address
Term of Office
- March 7, 1807
- Sherburne, N.Y.
- 1832: Married Miss Mary Ann Haines in Philadelphia
- Worked in construction until an injury forced him into other work
- Served as a street commissioner for three years and later in the Fire Department as first assistant foreman
- Was an early business partner with Cyrus McCormick but sold his interest to W.B. Ogden
- Worked as a freight agent for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad
- October 17, 1885
- Graceland Cemetery, Chicago
- Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, October 18, 1885, p. 11.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, October 20, 1885, p. 2.
- Chicago Daily Tribune, October 21, 1885, p. 7.
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.