Richard N. Hackett

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Richard Nathaniel Hackett (1866–1923) was a United States Representative in Congress from North Carolina from 1907 through 1909.

Born in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina on December 4, 1866, Hackett graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became a lawyer.

Hackett chaired the Wilkes County Democratic Party organization for many years, and served as mayor of Wilkesboro. He was unsuccessful in a run for the U.S. Congress in 1896, but won a seat ten years later representing North Carolina's 8th congressional district in the 60th United States Congress (defeating incumbent Republican E. Spencer Blackburn). In 1908, Hackett was defeated for re-election by Charles Holden Cowles, and he returned to practicing law. Hackett died in Statesville, Iredell County, NC, on November 22, 1923.

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