|15th Mayor of Chicago|
March 7, 1853 – March 15, 1854
|Preceded by||Walter S. Gurnee|
|Succeeded by||Isaac Milliken|
|Born||June 13, 1807|
Sherburne, New York
|Died||October 17, 1885 (aged 78)|
|Resting place||Graceland Cemetery|
Charles McNeill Gray (June 13, 1807 – October 17, 1885) served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1853–1854) for the Democratic Party.
Charles McNeill Gray was born in Sherburne, New York on June 13, 1807. He 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. He was elected mayor in 1853.
He died at his home in Chicago on October 17, 1885, and was buried at Graceland Cemetery.