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