Thomas Hackney Edit Profile
He attended the common schools of Jackson County, the Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale, and the University of Missouri. He studied law.
He was admitted to the bar September 18, 1886, and commenced practice in Carthage, Missouri. He was also interested in zinc and lead mines in the Joplin district. Hackney was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Carthage, Missouri. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912.
He moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1914 and continued the practice of law. He served as general counsel for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1914–1932. He retired from public life and resided in Kansas City, Missouri, until his death there on December 24, 1946.
He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery.
Member Missouri Legislature, 1901-1902. Member 60th Congress (1907-1909), 15th Missouri District. Member Christian Church.
Married Addie K. Newell, May 8, 1888.