Charles McNeill Gray

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Charles Gray
15th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Walter S. Gurnee
Succeeded by Isaac Milliken
Personal details
Born (1807-03-07)March 7, 1807
Sherburne, New York
Died October 17, 1885(1885-10-17) (aged 78)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Political party Democratic
Residence Chicago, Illinois

Charles McNeill Gray (March 7, 1807 in Sherburne, New York – October 17, 1885; buried in Graceland Cemetery) served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1853–1854) for the Democratic Party.

Gray arrived in Chicago on July 17, 1834 and took a job as a clerk for Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, later working for Peter Cohen, a retail merchant. By 1844 he was a candle maker with his own shop. He subsequently worked as a manufacturer, contractor and railroad man.[1] He was elected mayor in 1853.


  1. ^ Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. p. 386. 

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