Charles Frederick Gray Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Frederick_Gray

Charles Frederick Gray
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27th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Preceded byFrederick Harvey Davidson
Succeeded byEdward Parnell
Personal details
Born(1879-12-17)17 December 1879
London, England
Died27 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,

He 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 was re-elected mayor in November 1919, getting more votes than his Labour opponent Seymour Farmer. presiding over a Citizen's Committee-dominated (anti-labour) city government. He did not run for re-election in 1920, the first city election held using Single Transferable Voting.

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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon. "Memorable Manitobans: Charles Frederick Gray (1879-1954)". www.mhs.mb.ca. Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ "City Government: Mayors, Past and Present". City of Winnipeg. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
  4. ^ "The Winnipeg General Strike". Canada: A People's History. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 12 September 2009.