Hattie N. Harrison

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Hattie N. Harrison
Hattie N. Harrison (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 45th district
In office
1973 – January 28, 2013
Personal details
Born (1928-02-11)February 11, 1928
Lancaster, South Carolina, U.S.
Died January 28, 2013(2013-01-28) (aged 84)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) widow
Children Robert and Phillip
Philip Harrison (garndson)[1]
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation teacher
Religion Christian

Hattie N. Harrison (February 11, 1928 – January 28, 2013) was an American politician who served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1973. 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.[2]


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. She was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, Baltimore City from 1970 to 1974, and a member of the Eastside Democratic Organization. In 2005, she received the Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award from the Speaker's Society of the Maryland House of Delegates. Harrison died on January 28, 2013.[3] At the time of her death, she was the longest serving delegate to the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]

In the Legislature[edit]

Harrison (bottom row second from right) with the 1992 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

At the time of her death, she had been a member of the Economic Matters Committee since 1973 and served on its science & technology subcommittee. She was a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus) and the Women's Legislators of Maryland.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted for electric deregulation in 1999 (HB703)[1]
  • voted for income tax reduction in 1998 (SB750)[2]
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[3]
  • voted in favor the Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)[4]

General election results, 2006[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 45th District[4]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Cheryl Glenn, Democratic 16,911   32.6%    Won
Hattie N. Harrison, Democratic 16,804   31.0%    Won
Talmadge Branch, Democratic 16,014   30.9%    Won
Ronald M. Owens-Bey, Populist 2,727   5.3%    Lost
Other write-ins 111   .2%    Lost


  1. ^ a b Wagner, John (27 January 2014). "Grandson of late Md. delegate Hattie Harrison charged with stealing campaign funds". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Hattie Harrison, Maryland House of Delegates
  3. ^ Obituary
  4. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Mar. 3, 2007