Thomas C. Hackett

Thomas C. Hackett (* around 1798 in Georgia; † October 8, 1851 in Marietta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Both the exact date of birth and birth place of Thomas Hackett are unknown. Also give about his youth, the sources inconclusive. After primary school, he studied law and worked as a lawyer. In the years 1841-1843 he worked as a prosecutor in the judicial district of the Cherokee. Politically, he was a member of the founded by President Andrew Jackson Democratic Party. In 1845 he was elected to the Senate from Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1848, Hackett became the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Henry Lumpkin on March 4, 1849. Until March 3, 1853, he was able to complete only one term in Congress. This was determined by the consequences of just ended the Mexican- American War and the discussions on slavery.

Thomas Hackett died before the end of his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, on October 8, 1851 in Marietta.