Charles Gray (Canadian politician)

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Charles Frederick Gray
27th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Preceded by Frederick Harvey Davidson
Succeeded by Edward Parnell
Personal details
Born (1879-12-17)17 December 1879
London, England
Died 27 June 1954(1954-06-27) (aged 74)[1]
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Charles Frederick Gray (17 December 1879 – 27 June 1954) was a Canadian politician, the 27th Mayor of Winnipeg in 1919 and 1920.[2][3]

Gray was born in London, England and moved to Canada, eventually settling in Winnipeg. In 1917, he joined the city's Board of Control, then successfully sought election as mayor the next year. His first year as mayor was marked by the Winnipeg General Strike in which he replaced much of the police force with special constables in an effort to control the protests, ending with a violent confrontation with striking workers on 21 June 1919, known as "Bloody Saturday".[4]

He moved to Ashland, British Columbia in 1941 and managed a salt mining operation there.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  2. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon. "Memorable Manitobans: Charles Frederick Gray (1879-1954)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  3. ^ "City Government: Mayors, Past and Present". City of Winnipeg. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ "The Winnipeg General Strike". Canada: A People's History. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-09-12.