James Horner Haslett
Haslett was the son of the Rev. Henry Haslett of Castlereagh, co. Down and his wife Mary Wilson daughter of John Wilson, linen merchant of Drumcroon, Coleraine. He was educated at Academical Institute Belfast and became a chemist and druggist. He was an alderman, and a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) of Belfast.
At the 1885 general election Haslett was elected Member of Parliament for Belfast West. He held the seat until 1886. He was mayor of Belfast in 1887 and knighted in the same year. He was mayor again in 1888.
Haslett died at the age of 73.
Haslett married Annie Rea of London in 1877.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Haslett
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