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[photo, Hattie N. Harrison, State Delegate] HATTIE N. HARRISON (1928-2013)
Democrat, District 45, Baltimore City

Member of House of Delegates August 2, 1973 to January 28, 2013. Longest-serving member of House of Delegates. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1973-2013 (unemployment insurance subcommittee, 1995-2013; banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2003-10; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2011-13; former chair, deathcare industry work group); Joint Legislative Committee on Metropolitan Mass Transit, 1976-79; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1979-2013 (chair, 1979-2012, first African-American woman to chair a legislative committee). Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1979-2005; Protocol Committee, 1980-2007; Joint Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance Taxation and Charging, 1991-92; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996, 2002. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1973-2013 (economic development committee, 2000-13; chair, nominating committee, 2000-13; historian, 2007-08); Women's Legislators of Maryland, 1973-2013.


Member, Maryland Commission on on the Status of Women, 1973-74; Maryland Commission for Women, 1976-80; Commission to Study Domestic Relations Laws, 1976-80; Task Force on Permits Simplification, 1979-80; Task Force on Youth Employment, 1980-82; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996.

Born in Lancaster, South Carolina, February 11, 1928. Attended Charlotte, North Carolina and Baltimore City public schools. Graduate of Antioch College. School teacher. Consultant to Mott Foundation, Flint, Michigan; International Community Education Association, Melbourne, Australia. President, Maryland Association for Community Education. Appointed to National Community Education Advisory Council. Member, Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore City, 1970-74. Member, Eastside Democratic Organization. Member, Maryland Association for Mental Health; Citizens for Fair Housing; League of Women Voters; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA); East Baltimore Women's League; National Laboratory for the Advancement of Education. President, and Chair, Board of Directors, Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc., 1992-2013. Recipient of numerous service awards. Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates, 2005. Member, United House of Prayer for All People. Widow; two children, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Died in Baltimore, Maryland, January 28, 2013.

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