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
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.

Biography[edit]

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.

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

1826–1831
Succeeded by
George Burd