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Charles Dayan

Charles Dayan, New York Congressman

Charles Dayan (July 8, 1792 Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York – December 25, 1877 Lowville, Lewis County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.

Life

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

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