Charles Gray (Canadian politician)
Charles Frederick Gray
|27th Mayor of Winnipeg|
|Preceded by||Frederick Harvey Davidson|
|Succeeded by||Edward Parnell|
|Born||17 December 1879|
|Died||27 June 1954 (aged 74)|
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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".
He moved to Ashland, British Columbia in 1941 and managed a salt mining operation there.
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