William T. Haskell

William T. Haskell ( born July 21, 1818 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, † March 12, 1859 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1849 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Haskell was a nephew of Charles Ready (1802-1878), who was also 1853-1859 for Tennessee in Congress. He initially enjoyed a private education and then attended the public schools in Murfreesboro. Later he studied at the University of Nashville. Later he worked as a lawyer. Haskell took part in a war against the Seminoles, and ten years later in the Mexican-American War in 1836.

Politically he belonged to the Whig party. In the years 1840 and 1841 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1846 he was in the eleventh electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Milton Brown on March 4, 1847. Until March 3, 1849, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Haskell has had no other higher office more. He died on March 12, 1859 in Hopkinsville, and was buried in Jackson.