Photograph from Men of Easton and Phillipsburg, George L. Seibel, 1920 Easton Pa., Vol 3; Courtesy Northampton Co. Historical Soc.
William Clayton Hackett (D18) Northampton County, 1915-1922
William Clayton Hackett Born, April 25, 1874, Easton, Northampton County Pennsylvania, son of Joseph Marion and Mary Barnett Hackett; public and private schools education; Lafayette College,1895; New York University; engaged, iron and steel wire manufacturing business, Stewart Wire Company, ten years; moved, New Mexico for one year; returned as owner of the Hackett Clothing Company; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1915-1922; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1924; unsuccessful bid, Lieutenant Governor, 1926; married Bessie Marlin Cooley, 1907, daughter, Ann Hackett Gerhardt; died, December 10, 1930 (aged 56) home, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, interment, Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
Engaged, iron and steel wire manufacturing business with the Stewart Wire Company, ten years; moved, New Mexico for one year; returned as owner of the Hackett Clothing Company
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Director, President, Easton National Bank; member, Board of Prison Inspectors, Northampton County; trustee, State Hospital for the Insane, five years, Southeastern District of Pennsylvania; appointed, member, Washington Crossing Park Commission by Governor William Cameron Sproul.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Northampton County, 1915-1922; member Appropriations, Finance, Game and Fisheries, Law and Order, Legislative Apportionment, Military Affairs, Mines and Mining, Public Printing and Railroads Committees.
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1924.
Unsuccessful bid, Lieutenant Governor, 1926.
Father, Joseph Marion Hackett served, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1879-1882; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1882); unsuccessful campaigns, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, 1881, 1883.
Donated 90 acres of private land, City of Easton, named Hackett Park. Now a Disc Golf Course.
Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). (1920). The Pennsylvania Manual, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1097, pages 1119, 1126-1129.