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Charles Dayan (July 8, 1792 Amsterdam, New York - December 25, 1877 Lowville, New York) was an American lawyer and politician who was a United States Representative from New York from 1831 to 1833.

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 from the 5th District in 1827 and 1828, and was President pro tempore of the State Senate and Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York from October 17 to December 31, 1828. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833). He was a member of the New York State Assembly 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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter R. Livingston
Acting
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Acting

1828
Succeeded by
Enos T. Throop
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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