Charlie Robertson (mayor)

American mayor

Charles H. Robertson (April 12, 1934 – August 24, 2017)[1] was an American Democratic politician. He was mayor of York, Pennsylvania from 1994 to January 2002. In May 2001, Robertson was charged for a murder during the York race riots in July 1969, but was acquitted in October 2002.[2]

Charlie Robertson
22nd Mayor of York, Pennsylvania
In office
1994 – January 7, 2002
Preceded byWilliam J. Althaus
Succeeded byJohn S. Brenner
Personal details
Born(1934-04-12)April 12, 1934
York, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 24, 2017(2017-08-24) (aged 83)
York, Pennsylvania
Cause of deathCancer
Political partyDemocratic
Children1 son adopted
EducationWilliam Penn Senior High School
Known forrole in the 1969 York Race Riot
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of servicetwo, in the 1950s

Robertson died of cancer on August 24, 2017 in York, Pennsylvania at the age of 83.[3]


  1. Bunch, William (September 2, 2001). "Handcuffed By History". The New York Times. Retrieved December 27, 2008.
  2. Joyce, Eileen (August 25, 2017). "The Rundown: Who was Charlie Robertson?". WITF-York Daily Record. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  3. Scolforo, Mark (August 24, 2017). "Ex-York mayor acquitted of 1969 race riot murder dies". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved August 25, 2017.