Barbara Kloka Hackett

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Barbara Kloka Hackett (born 1928) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hackett received a Ph.B. from the University of Detroit in 1948 and a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1950. She was a staff lawyer for the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Company from 1950 to 1951. She was a law clerk to the Hon. Frank Picard of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan from 1951 to 1952. She was in private practice in Detroit from 1952 to 1967. She was a lawyer for the New York Central Railroad Company from 1963 to 1965. She was chief law clerk to the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1965 to 1966, and was an Assistant prosecuting attorney of Wayne County, Michigan from 1967 to 1972. She the returned to private practice until 1973.

Hackett served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan from 1973 to 1984. She then resumed private practice until 1986, when she was briefly acting chief of the Appellate Division of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

On February 11, 1986, Hackett was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan vacated by Charles Wycliffe Joiner. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 1986, and received her commission on April 7, 1986. She assumed senior status on April 8, 1997. Hackett served in that capacity until her retirement on March 1, 2000.