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Forsyth, John

(fôrsīth`), 1780–1841, American cabinet member, b. Fredericksburg, Va. He began law practice in Augusta, Va., and was in the House of Representatives from 1813 until his election to the Senate in 1818. In Feb., 1819, he resigned to become minister to Spain. After serving again in the House of Representatives (1823–1827), as governor of Georgia (1827–1829), and for a second time as U.S. senator (1829–34), he became secretary of state under President Jackson and continued to hold the office during President Van Buren's administration. As secretary of state he was concerned chiefly with gaining compensation from France for plundering U.S. ships during the Napoleonic Wars, with the question of the annexation of Texas, with the Caroline AffairCaroline Affair.
In 1837 a group of men led by William Lyon Mackenzie rebelled in Upper Canada (now Ontario), demanding a more democratic government. There was much sympathy for their cause in the United States, and a small steamer, the Caroline, owned by U.S.
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, and with the disputed boundary between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.

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See biography by A. L. Duckett (1962).

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John Forsyth, 46, of Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike, was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court in May on three charges of sexual activity with a child and three of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
In fact, former UK prime minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair is so good in avoiding justice that he has even used his close ties with John Forsyth, his former special adviser and current UK chief executive of Save the Children, to grant him the organization's "Global Legacy Award."
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