Charles Lacy Craig
|New York City Comptroller|
|Born||March 9, 1872|
|Alma mater||Columbia University Law School|
Charles Lacy Craig (March 9, 1872 - August 7, 1935) was the New York City Comptroller.
He was born March 9, 1872 in Arcola, Illinois. He graduated from Washington University. He attended and graduated from Columbia University Law School.
In 1921 he was convicted for contempt of court and received a 60-day jail sentence for criticizing federal judge Julius Mayer and that conviction was upheld by the New York Supreme Court in 1923, but remitted by President Coolidge that year.
He died on August 7, 1935 at the Hotel Senator in California.
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. ...
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.