Elijah Cummings

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Date of Birth January 18, 1951
Place of Birth United States
Date of Death Oct 17, 2019 (68)
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Elijah Cummings

Elijah Eugene Cummings was an American politician and civil rights advocate who served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in October of 2019. The district includes just over half of the city of Baltimore, including most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a member of the Democratic Party from 1996. Cummings served in the Maryland House from 1983 through 1996. That year, he was elected to the U.S. House. Cummings served as the chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform from January 2019 until his death in October of that year.

Born: Elijah Eugene Cummings, January 18, 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: October 17, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Children: 3
Education: Howard University (BA), University of Maryland, Baltimore (JD)
Preceded by: Trey Gowdy
Succeeded by: Carolyn Maloney
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About Elijah Cummings

U.S. Democratic politician who was known for being the House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair as a representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district. He gained further attention as a voice in congress seeking 10 years of Donald Trump's Financial Records.

Before Fame

After attending Baltimore City College, he went to Howard University where he earned his BA in Political Science. He then went on to attend the University of Maryland School of Law where he earned his JD in 1976. After practicing law for several years, he was first elected to the house during the 1996 elections.


He was also known for writing a biweekly column for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and married Maya Rockeymoore in 2008. Together they had three children.


He was known for having introduced the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014, which was a bipartisan bill signed into law by then-serving President Barack Obama in December of 2014.

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