Lorraine Phillips, who witnessed 40 years of Baltimore political history from the inside City Hall, died of heart disease Saturday at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital.
The former Bolton Hill and Cross Keys resident was 94.
"Lorraine was the first lady of City Hall," said former City Council member Joseph J. DiBlasi. "She could be grandmother, mother, aunt or sister to you.
"She taught us that the constituents come first," he said. "As an individual, she was humble, modest, loyal and persistent."
Born Lorraine Horne in Baltimore and raised in the Oliver neighborhood, she was the daughter of Alexander Horne, a...