While she never openly complained, Harvard did state in an interview that the lack of women at the same level she was professionally was lonely at times but she pressed on. History was made in October 1994 when she was sworn in as Atlanta’s top cop at the age of 43.

Harvard remained on the job until 2002, then began working as the Security Director for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.

In 2010, President Barack Obama named Harvard a U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia.

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