James Horner Haslett
Haslett was born in Knock, Belfast, the son of the Rev. Henry Haslett of Castlereagh, County 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 married Annie Rea of London in 1877.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Haslett
| Mayor of Belfast
Charles C. Conor
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Belfast West
1885 – 1886
| Member of Parliament for Belfast North
1896 – 1905
Sir Daniel Dixon, Bt