Chauncey Forward

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Chauncey Forward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
December 4, 1826 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by Alexander Thomson
Succeeded by George Burd
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
Personal details
Born (1793-02-04)February 4, 1793
Old Granby, Connecticut
Died October 19, 1839(1839-10-19) (aged 46)
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Political party Jacksonian

Chauncey Forward (February 4, 1793 – October 19, 1839) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


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.[1][2]

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.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander Thomson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Burd