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Richard Nathaniel HACKETT

(1866-1923)

HACKETT, Richard Nathaniel, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., December 4, 1866; attended the Wilkesboro High School, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1887; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Wilkesboro, N.C.; chairman of the Wilkes County Democratic executive committee 1890-1923; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1890-1923; mayor of Wilkesboro 1894-1896; represented North Carolina at the centennial of Washington’s inauguration in New York in 1889; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in North Wilkesboro, N.C.; died in Statesville, N.C., November 22, 1923; interment in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Wilkesboro, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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