Richard N. Hackett

Richard Nathaniel Hackett ( born December 4, 1866 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, † November 22, 1923 in Statesville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1909 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Richard Hackett attended Wilkesboro High School and then studied until 1887 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1888 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Wilkesboro in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1890 and 1923 he was district chairman of his party in Wilkes County. During the same period, he also belonged to the Democratic State Executive Board in North Carolina. From 1894 to 1896 Hackett was mayor of Wilkesboro. In 1889, he represented his native country at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of President George Washington in New York City. In 1896, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet.

In the congressional elections of 1906, Hackett was but then in the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edmond Spencer Blackburn on March 4, 1907. Since he has not been confirmed in 1908, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1909. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Hackett practiced law in North Wilkesboro. He died on November 22, 1923 in Statesville.