John Dawlish works for the Ministry of Magic as an Auror. He was loyal to Cornelius Fudge. He has a knack for being jinxed, especially by Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. John Dawlish was made famous by Pottercaster John Noe. Before Noe popularized Dawlish, the character had no first name. Because of the character's rise in popularity, however, Rowling gave Dawlish the first name John after Noe himself. This makes Dawlish the second character to be named after a real person (the first being Natalie McDonald).