[photo, State Delegate Hattie N. Harrison] HATTIE N. HARRISON, Democrat, District 45, Baltimore City.

Member of House of Delegates since 1973. Chair, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 1979- (first African-American woman to chair a legislative committee). Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1973- (unemployment insurance subcommittee, 1995-); Legislative Policy Committee, 1979-; Joint Committee on Protocol, 1980-. Member, Joint Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance Taxation and Charging, 1991-92; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2002. Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (chair, nominating committee, 2000-; member, economic development committee, 2000-).

Former member, Commission on Women, Baltimore City. Member, Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996. Born in Lancaster, South Carolina. Attended Charlotte, North Carolina and Baltimore City public schools. Graduate of Antioch College. School teacher. Consultant to Mott Foundation, Flint, Michigan; International Community Education Association, Melbourne, Australia. President, Maryland Association for Community Education. Appointed to National Community Education Advisory Council. Former member, Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore City. Member, Eastside Democratic Organization. Member, Maryland Association for Mental Health; Citizens for Fair Housing; League of Women Voters; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA); East Baltimore Women's League; National Laboratory for the Advancement of Education. Recipient of numerous service awards. Married.

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