Delegate Hattie Harrison died Monday night, January 28, 2013, at the age of 84. Delegate Harrison was the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates; she represented East Baltimore’s 45th District since 1973, and recently was named chairman of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.
As noted in the Baltimore Sun,
She was the first African-American woman to chair a legislative committee in Maryland, holding that position 33 years until being named chairman emeritus this year.
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