|District attorney (Lewis Co.)|
|New York State Assembly (Lewis Co.)|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 20th district
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||Jonah Sanford|
|Succeeded by||Noadiah Johnson|
|Lieutenant Governor of New York (acting)|
October 17, 1828 – December 31, 1828
|Preceded by||Peter R. Livingston (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Enos T. Throop|
|New York State Senate (5th D.)|
|Born||July 8, 1792|
Amsterdam, New York
|Died||December 25, 1877 (aged 85)|
Lowville, New York
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
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.
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.
-  Political Graveyard
|New York State Senate|
| New York State Senate
Fifth District (Class 2)
William H. Maynard
Peter R. Livingston
| Lieutenant Governor of New York
Enos T. Throop
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district
with Daniel Wardwell
|New York Assembly|
George D. Ruggles
| New York State Assembly
George D. Ruggles