Chauncey Forward (brother of Walter Forward, and grandfather of Chauncey Forward Black) was born in Old Granby, Connecticut. He moved with his father to Ohio in 1800, and a short time afterward to Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He pursued classical studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1817 and began practice in Somerset, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1820 to 1822 and the Pennsylvania State Senate.
Forward was elected to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander Thomson. He was reelected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress. He was appointed prothonotary and recorder of Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1831. He died in Somerset in 1839. Interment in Aukeny Square Cemetery.
- Chauncey Forward at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The Political Graveyard
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