September 10, 2013
Speaker: DR. MILES S. RICHARDS, Historian
Walter Forward was born in East Granby, Connecticut, he attended the common schools. After moving with his father to Aurora, Ohio, he settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1803. There he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1806. He practiced in Pittsburgh and also served for
several years as editor of the Tree of Liberty. He also served in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
In 1822, he was elected to the 17th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Baldwin, and was reelected to the 18th Congress.
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Walter Forward died in Pittsburgh and is interred in Allegheny Cemetery.