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Charles Dayan
Charles Dayan (New York).jpg
District attorney (Lewis Co.)
In office
New York State Assembly (Lewis Co.)
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byJonah Sanford
Joseph Hawkins
Succeeded byNoadiah Johnson
Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
October 17, 1828 – December 31, 1828
GovernorNathaniel Pitcher
Preceded byPeter R. Livingston (acting)
Succeeded byEnos T. Throop
New York State Senate (5th D.)
In office
Personal details
Born(1792-07-08)July 8, 1792
Amsterdam, New York
DiedDecember 25, 1877(1877-12-25) (aged 85)
Lowville, New York
Political partyJacksonian
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Lieutenant colonel
Battles/warsWar of 1812

Charles Dayan (July 8, 1792 – December 25, 1877) was an American lawyer and politician.


After graduating from Lowville Academy, he became a teacher. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812. Afterwards he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1817, and practiced in Lowville.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (5th D.) from 1827 to 1828, sitting in the 50th and 51st New York State Legislatures. He was President pro tempore of the State Senate and Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York from October 17 to December 31, 1828.

Dayan was a presidential elector in 1828, voting for Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun.

He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 22nd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1831, to March 3, 1833. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Lewis Co.) in 1835 and 1836.

From 1840 to 1845, he was District Attorney of Lewis County. He retired from public life because of ill health, but continued the practice of law.

He was buried at Lowville Rural Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Charles Dayan (id: D000162)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • [1] Political Graveyard
New York State Senate
Preceded by
George Brayton
New York State Senate
Fifth District (Class 2)

Succeeded by
William H. Maynard
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter R. Livingston
Lieutenant Governor of New York

Succeeded by
Enos T. Throop
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonah Sanford,
Joseph Hawkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

with Daniel Wardwell
Succeeded by
Noadiah Johnson
New York State Assembly
Preceded by
George D. Ruggles
New York State Assembly
Lewis Co.

Succeeded by
George D. Ruggles
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