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Hattie N. Harrison

state legislator

Hattie N. Harrison, American state legislator. Named Woman of Year, Alpha Zeta, 1974. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, East Baltimore Women's League, Maryland Association Committee Education (president), National Lab.Advancement Education, Eastside Democratic Organ, Dunbar Committee School Council, Citizens Fair Housing, Women's Committee United Fund.

Background

Harrison, Hattie N. was born on February 11, 1928 in Lancaster, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Albert Stewart and Ester Cunningham S.

Education

Student, J.C. Smith U., 1967;student, Antioch College.

Career

Harrison was the chairperson of the Maryland House of Delegates Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, and was the first African-American woman to chair a legislative committee in Maryland. Born in Lancaster, South Carolina, Harrison attended the Charlotte, North Carolina and Baltimore City public schools. She is a graduate of the Antioch College after which she became a teacher.

Harrison died on January 28, 2013. At the time of her death, she was the longest serving delegate to the Maryland House of Delegates. General election results, 20062006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 45th DistrictVoters to choose three:.

Achievements

  • In 2005, she received the Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award from the Speaker's Society of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Membership

Member Maryland. State Democratic Control Committee, since 1970. Chairwoman 2d District Democratic Control.Com. Delegation; panelist Maryland.

Conference Social Welfare and Maryland. Commission Higher Education, 1973. Appointed to Maryland.

Commision on Status of Women, 1974. Director Dunbar Neighborhood Facility, Baltimore City Schools. Chairwoman Cmty. Sch.Adv.

Council, 1972; consultant Mott Foundation, Flint, Michigan. Member Women's Com.for United Fund, Citizens for Fair Housing, Dunbar Cmty. School Council, Maryland.

4-C Committee on Day Care. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Laboratory for Advancement of Education.

Connections

Married Robert Harrison, 1943. Children: Robert, Philip.

father:
Albert Stewart

mother:
Ester (Cunningham) Stewart

spouse:
Robert Harrison

children:
Robert Harrison

Philip Harrison