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Pennsylvania State Senate

William Clayton Hackett

Photo credit:

Photograph from Men of Easton and Phillipsburg, George L. Seibel, 1920 Easton Pa., Vol 3; Courtesy Northampton Co. Historical Soc.




Session Position District Party
1915-1916 N/A Republican
1917-1918 18 Republican
1919-1920 18 Republican
1921-1922 18 Republican
 Counties   Northampton


05/25/1874 -

Born, April 25, 1874, Easton, Pennsylvania, the son of J. Marion and Mary (Barnett) Hackett; educated in public and private schools; Lafayette College, and New York University; pursued the iron and steel wire manufacturing business with the Stewart Wire Company, ten years; moved to New Mexico for one year; returned as owner of the Hackett Company; Director and President of the Easton National Bank; member of the Board of Prison Inspectors, Northampton County; trustee for five years, the State Hospital for the Insane, Southeastern District of Pennsylvania; appointed member of the Washington Crossing Park Commission by Gov. Sproul; donated 90 acres of private land to the City of Easton, named Hackett park;  state Senate, 1915-1922; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1924; unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor, 1926.  He married Bessie Marlin Cooley in 1907.  The Senator died in 1930 at Hackett Mansion, Easton.