Edward Hackett

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Edward Hackett
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Edward Hackett (July 6, 1840 – December 23, 1916) was a merchant and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1876 to 1878 and Prince County from 1878 to 1887 and West Prince from 1896 to 1897 and from 1900 to 1904 as a Liberal-Conservative member.

He was born in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, the son of Thomas Hackett and Ellen Condon, immigrants from Ireland. He was first employed as a book-keeper for a store before opening his own business in 1864, also entering the fish trade. In 1860, he married Hannah Maria Fitzgibbon. He served as justice of the peace for Prince County from 1872 to 1876. Hackett was defeated in bids for reelection to the House of Commons in 1887, 1897 and 1898.

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