HACKNEY, Thomas (1861-1946)

HACKNEY, THOMAS, a Representative from Missouri; born near Campbellsville, Giles County, Tenn., December 11, 1861; moved with his parents to Jackson County, Ill., in 1864; attended the common schools of Jackson County, the Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale, and the University of Missouri at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar September 18, 1886, and commenced practice in Carthage, Mo.; also interested in zinc and lead mines in the Joplin district; member of the State house of representatives in 1901; 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 Carthage, Mo.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1914 and continued the practice of law; general counsel for the Missouri Pacific Railroad 1914-1932; retired from public life and resided in Kansas City, Mo., until his death there on December 24, 1946; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.