|13th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island|
November 26, 1930 – December 9, 1933
|Governor General||The Earl of Willingdon|
The Earl of Bessborough
James D. Stewart
William J. P. MacMillan
|Preceded by||Frank Richard Heartz|
|Succeeded by||George Des Brisay de Blois|
|MLA (Councillor) for 1st Prince|
January 3, 1912 – July 24, 1919
|Preceded by||John Agnew|
|Succeeded by||Christopher Metherall|
|Born||June 9, 1850|
Tignish, Prince Edward Island
|Died||December 9, 1933 (aged 83)|
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Children||C. Howard M.D., Freda, Nora, Julia P., Florence, Edith, Irene, Gerald, Zita, Joseph Arnold, Catherine, and Mary B.|
|Residence||Tignish, Prince Edward Island|
|Occupation||businessman, philanthropist, druggist, farmer, and tox breeder|
|Cabinet||Minister without Portfolio (1915-1919)|
Dalton earned his fortune through silver fox breeding, in the process making the island the centre of the world's trade in the fur-bearing animal. He Dalton used his fortune to purchase the Charlottetown Guardian newspaper. He served as a Conservative provincial cabinet minister and then the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1930 until his death in 1933.
During World War I, he donated a motor ambulance to the Canadian government. He also built a school in his home town of Tignish. In 1916, he was named a Knight Commander in the Order of St. Gregory the Great.
Dalton became devoted to the fight against tuberculosis after losing a daughter to the disease, donating funds to allow for the construction of a sanatorium on the island which was named in his honour.
- "The Honourable Charles Dalton". Prince Edward Island: Lieutenant Governors gallery. Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
- Gary MacDougall, "Our History"[permanent dead link], Charlottetown Guardian, accessed May 6, 2008
- "Fox Thieves Caught", TIME Magazine, March 17, 1930
- "Tuberculosis History in Canada: Sir Charles Dalton" Archived April 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Canadian Lung Association