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Charles Dawe (February 28, 1845 – March 29, 1908) was a merchant and political figure in Newfoundland. He represented Harbour Grace from 1878 to 1889 and Port de Grave from 1893 to 1900 and from 1906 to 1908 as a Conservative.
He was born in Port de Grave. Dawe was a sealing captain and operated a fishery supply business in Bay Roberts with his brother Azariah. He was a Liberal supporter until 1885. He served in the province's Executive Council as a minister without portfolio in 1894 and from 1897 to 1889. Dawe was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1889. He was elected in an 1906 by-election and served as leader of the Conservatives until he retired from politics in 1908. Dawe died in St. John's in 1908.