DAYAN, Charles, (1792 - 1877)


DAYAN, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., July 8, 1792; attended the common schools and was tutored privately; was graduated from Lowville Academy, Lewis County, N.Y.; engaged in teaching; commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1817 and practiced in Lowville; member of the State senate in 1827 and 1828 and served as president pro tempore in the latter year; acting Lieutenant Governor from October 17 to December 31, 1828; supreme court commissioner 1830-1838; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); member of the State assembly in 1835 and 1836; master and examiner in chancery for several years, terminating in 1838; district attorney for Lewis County 1840-1845; retired from public life because of ill health, but continued the practice of law for a number of years; died in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., December 25, 1877; interment in Lowville Rural Cemetery.