HACKETT, Richard Nathaniel (1866-1923)

HACKETT, RICHARD NATHANIEL, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C., December 4, 1866; attended the Wilkesboro High School, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1887; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Wilkesboro, N.C.; chairman of the Wilkes County Democratic executive committee 1890-1923; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1890-1923; mayor of Wilkesboro 1894-1896; represented North Carolina at the centennial of Washington's inauguration in New York in 1889; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in North Wilkesboro, N.C.; died in Statesville, N.C., November 22, 1923; interment in the St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Wilkesboro, N.C.

East Carolina University
Joyner Library Special Collections
Greenville, NC
Papers: In the Hackett family papers, 1806-1950, 298 items.
Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, receipts, photographs and some published material. Other authors include Hackett. Finding aid available online.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Louis Round Wilson Library, Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the Gordon and Hackett family papers, 1752-1942, 650 items.
Mainly includes personal and family letters. Subjects include Hackett. Finding aid available in the repository and online.