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Walter Forward

Walter Forward (January 24, 1786 – November 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and politician from Pennsylvania. From 1841 to 1843, he served as Secretary of the Treasury under President John Tyler. After leaving his cabinet post, he resumed the practice of law in Pittsburgh until 1849, when he was appointed chargé d'affaires to Denmark by President Zachary Taylor. Forward Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is named after him. This line engraving of Forward was produced around 1902 by the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) as part of a BEP presentation album of the first 42 secretaries of the treasury.

Engraving credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing; restored by Andrew Shiva

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