|Minister of Transport|
|Prime Minister||Walter Nash|
|Succeeded by||Harry Lake|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Grey Lynn
|Preceded by||John A. Lee|
|Succeeded by||Reginald Keeling|
|Died|| (aged 61)
Auckland, New Zealand
|Political party||Labour Party|
Frederick Hackett (1901 – 19 March 1963) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
He was a cabinet minister in the Fraser Ministry of the First Labour Government: Postmaster-General and Minister of Telegraphs (1946–1949), Minister of Transport (1947–1949), Minister of Marine (1947–1949), Minister in charge of the Public Trust Office (1946–1947), State Fire Insurance (1946–1947), and Government Life Insurance Department (1946–1947). In the Second Labour Government, he was Minister of Labour, Minister of Mines, and Minister of Immigration (all 1957–1960).
Hackett was opposed to New Zealand joining the International Monetary Fund, arguing that the state should have sole right to govern the country's finances. Walter Nash favoured Clarence Skinner and then Hackett to replace him when he retired after the 1960 election, see New Zealand general election, 1963, but with the deaths of first Skinner and then Hackett, Nash was replaced by Arnold Nordmeyer.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- Biography at Trade Union website
|New Zealand Parliament|
John A. Lee
|Member of Parliament for Grey Lynn
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