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William Henry Hammett (March 25, 1799 – July 9, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born in Don Manway, County Cork, Ireland, Hammett studied theology. Chaplain of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville 1832–1834 and of the State house of delegates. He moved to Princeton, Mississippi.

Hammett was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845). He died July 9, 1861, in Washington County, Mississippi.


  • United States Congress. "William H. Hammett (id: H000125)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Reuben Post
22nd US House Chaplain
December 12, 1832 – December 9, 1833
Succeeded by
Thomas H. Stockton
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William M. Gwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's at-large congressional district

1843 – 1845
Succeeded by
Stephen Adams