Charles L. Craig

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Charles Lacy Craig
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Craig in 1914
New York City Comptroller
In office

Charles Lacy Craig (1872 - August 7, 1935) was the comptroller for New York City.[1]


He was born in 1872 in Illinois. He attended Columbia University. In 1923 he was convicted for contempt of court and that conviction was upheld by the New York Supreme Court.[2]

He died on August 7, 1935 at the Hotel Senator in California.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Charles L. Craig Dies in California. Former City Controller, 63, Is Stricken While Making a Motor Tour With Wife". New York Times. August 7, 1935. Retrieved 2011-02-01. Charles L. Craig, New York attorney and former Controller of the City of New York, died unexpectedly of heart disease in the Hotel Senator here today. ... 
  2. ^ "Remission". Time magazine. December 10, 1923. Retrieved 2011-02-01. Comptroller Charles L. Craig of New York City whose conviction for contempt of court was upheld by the Supreme Court escaped from serving his sentence of 60 days in prison. In New York politics his conviction for having criticized a judge conducting a hearing on a local traction company, was an emblem of martyrdom. The case was taken to President Coolidge, Republicans urging executive pardon to prevent Mr. Craig (a Democrat) from posing further as a martyr. 
Political offices
Preceded by
W. A. Pendergast
New York City Comptroller
Succeeded by
Charles W. Berry