Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Hattie N. Harrison (1928-2013)
MSA SC 3520-12237


Born in Lancaster, South Carolina, February 11, 1928.  Attended Charlotte, North Carolina and Baltimore City public schools; Antioch College.  Married; two sons.  Died January 28, 2013.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Legislative District 45 (D), Baltimore City, 1973-2013.  Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1973-2013; Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee, 1995-2013; Banking, Economic Development, Science & Technology Subcommittee, 2003-2010; Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee, 2011-2013. Former chair, Deathcare Industry Work Group. Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1979-2013; chair, 1979-2012 (first African-American woman to chair a legislative committee.)  Member, Joint Legislative Committee on Metropolitan Mass Transit, 1976-1979; Legislative Policy Committee, 1979-2005; Protocol Committee, 1980-2007; Joint Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance Taxation and Charging, 1991-1992; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-1997; Joint Committee on the Selectoin of the State Treasurer, 1996 and 2002. Member, Legislative Black Caucuse of Maryland, 1973-2013; Economic Development Committee, 2000-2013; chair, Nominating Committee, 2000-2013; Historian, 2007-2008. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1973-2012.

Private Career and Other Public Service:

School teacher.  National Laboratory for the Advancement of Education. Received National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Community Service Award, 1971; Provident Community Mental Health Citizens Advisory Board Community Service Award; Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Women of the Year Award, 1974; Maryland State Council, National Organization for Women Award for Legislative Services. Member, Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996.  Consultant to Mott Foundation, Flint, Michigan; International Community Education Association, Melbourne, Australia.  Member, Commission on Women, Baltimore City; Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore City.  President, Maryland Association for Community Education.  Appointed to National Community Education Advisory Council.  Member, Eastside Democratic Organization; Maryland Association for Mental Health; Citizens for Fair Housing; League of Women Voters; NAACP; YWCA; East Baltimore Women's League; National Laboratory for the Advancement of Education.  President/Board Chair, Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc. (HEBCAC); Recipient of numerous service awards, among them The Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, 2005.

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