James Horner Haslett

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James Horner Haslett (January 1832 - 18 August 1905) was an Irish Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1886.

Portrait of Sir James Haslett, as found in City Hall
Statue of Sir James Haslett outside Belfast City Hall

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.[1]

At the 1885 general election Haslett was elected Member of Parliament for Belfast West. He held the seat until 1886.[2] He was mayor of Belfast in 1887 and knighted in the same year. He was mayor again in 1888.[3]

Haslett died at the age of 73.

Haslett married Annie Rea of London in 1877.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Harland
Mayor of Belfast
Succeeded by
Charles C. Conor
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Belfast West
Succeeded by
Thomas Sexton