Legenadary Politician And Human Rights Advocate Has Died

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Del. Hattie Harrison, who was the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates, died Monday night. She was 84.

Delegate Harrison, a Democrat who represented East Baltimore’s 45th District since 1973, served until recently as chairman of the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee. 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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