Alice Harden

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Alice Harden
Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 28th district
In office
1988 - 2012
Personal details
Born April 17, 1948
Pike County, Mississippi
Died December 6, 2012(2012-12-06) (aged 64)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dennis
Residence Jackson, Mississippi
Alma mater Jackson State University
Occupation educator

Alice Varnado Harden (April 17, 1948 – December 6, 2012) was a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 28th District from 1988 until her death.


Senator Harden was born April 17, 1948 in Pike County. She was an active member of St. James Baptist Church and was married to Dennis Labert Harden. Senator Harden was a classroom teacher/educator and member of the MS Association of Educators/NEA, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Women's Political Network, National Council of Negro Women, The League of Women Voters and a life member of the NAACP. Additionally, she was a member of NOBEL Women, the National Conference of State Legislators, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and chaired the Southern Legislative Conference's Education Committee and the MS Advisory Council to the US Civil Rights Commission. She represented Mississippi on the Education Commission of the States. She died on December 6, 2012.[1]


Jackson State University, Bachelor of Science & Master of Science

State Senate Committee Membership[edit]

  • Enrolled Bills - Chair
  • Appropriations
  • Corrections
  • Education
  • Fees, Salaries and Administration
  • Housing
  • Interstate and Federal Cooperation
  • Universities and Colleges


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