|16th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut|
May 2, 1838 – May 4, 1842
|Governor||William W. Ellsworth|
|Preceded by||Ebenezer Stoddard|
|Succeeded by||William S. Holabird|
|Member of the
from the 12th District
|Preceded by||At large elections|
|Succeeded by||Thaddeus Betts|
|Preceded by||Thaddeus Betts|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Isaacs|
|Preceded by||Benjamin Isaacs|
|Succeeded by||Thomas B. Butler|
|Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
Serving with Joseph Wood
|Preceded by||Thaddeus Bell,
|Succeeded by||Daniel Lockwood,
Serving with Daniel Lockwood
|Preceded by||Daniel Lockwood,
|Succeeded by||Isaac Lockwood,
|Preceded by||Isaac Lockwood,
|Succeeded by||Simeon H. Minor,
William Waterbury, Jr.
June 15, 1792|
|Died||February 27, 1866
|Spouse(s)||Mary S. Holly (m. 1821)|
|Alma mater||Yale College (1813)|
Charles Hawley (June 15, 1792 – February 27, 1866) was an American politician, judge, and the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1838 to 1842.
Hawley was born in that part of Huntington, Connecticut, which now constitutes the town of Monroe. He graduated with honor at Yale College in 1813. He studied law, partly at Newton with Hon. Asa Chapman, soon after a judge at the Supreme Court, and partly at Litchfield with Judge Gould. He was admitted to the bar in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in 1815 or early 1816, and opened an office in Stamford. After a brief time in East Haddam, he returned to Stamford and remained there for the rest of his life. In 1824, he was appointed Judge of Probate for the district of Stamford, a district which then embraced many towns, an office which he held until 1838.
In 1821, he married Mary Stiles Holly, with whom he had children, most of whom survived him. He was a firm believer in the Christian religion and a member of the Congregational Church in Stamford.
Hawley repeatedly represented the town of Stamford in the Connecticut House of Representatives and was also a member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District. As a Whig, he held the office of Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut for four periods, from May 2, 1838 until May 4, 1842, while William W. Ellsworth was Governor of the state.
He died in Stamford on February 27, 1866, aged 74.
- Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys, Charles Hawley as printed in the Connecticut Reports, volume 32, pages 598–600