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.

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Harrison was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1973, where she represented District 45. She was the chairwoman of the House Rules and

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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.

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