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Lavinia Alexander, Circuit Court clerk who took over after death of Frank M. Conaway, dies at 62

Lavinia Alexander, the Baltimore City clerk of circuit courts who took over that post in 2015 after the death of longtime clerk Frank M. Conaway Jr., died Tuesday of a heart attack Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. She was 62.

"We are profoundly saddened by the untimely death of our clerk of court," said W. Michel Pierson, administrative judge for the Circuit Court.

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Alexander had been chief deputy clerk before being appointed to fill the seat left by Conaway, a prominent figure in Baltimore who described himself as the "godfather" of African-American politics in the city.

Born in Baltimore, Alexander was a graduate of Edmondson High School and Morgan State University.

Pierson said Alexander, a resident of Northwest Baltimore, was known for "her professionalism and her considerable knowledge of court operations."

She is survived by husband Curtis Alexander, an employee of the city register of wills office, as well as daughter Kristal Pickett; parents Robert Wyatt and Clementine Watkins; three brothers, Wayne Wyatt, William Wyatt and Wesley Wyatt; and two sisters, Veronica Barnes and Sharon Myles, all of the Baltimore area. Plans for a funeral are incomplete.

A full obituary will follow.

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