ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — One of the longest serving delegates and the first African American woman to chair a General Assembly legislative committee is being memorialized in a portrait.
On Friday, the Baltimore City delegation is set to unveil the portrait of Hattie Harrison, a Democrat from Baltimore who had the distinction of being the longest serving delegate until her death in 2013.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Festivities Begin In Baltimore County Sunday Evening
Harrison was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1973, where she represented District 45. She was the chairwoman of the House Rules andREAD MORE: Baltimore County Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Woodlawn Teen
Executive Nominations Committee for 33 years.
The delegate was born in Lancaster, South Carolina, but went to school in Baltimore. She was a teacher and a civil rights advocate.MORE NEWS: 4 People Shot Near East Baltimore Intersection Within 14 Hours
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