Charles R. Ayre

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Charles Robert Ayre (December 22, 1819 – April 12, 1889) was an English-born merchant and political figure in Newfoundland. He represented Burin in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1873 to 1878 as a Conservative.

He was born in Exeter and came to Newfoundland in 1842 as a clerk. By 1856, he had established his own business, Ayre and Sons, in St. John's with John Steer. Ayre served in the Legislative Council of Newfoundland from 1879 to 1889 and was a minister without portfolio in the Executive Council in 1885. He died in St. John's at the age of 69.

His son John also served in the Newfoundland assembly.

References[edit]

  • Cuff, Robert H (1990). Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador Biography. ISBN 0-921191-51-0.