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Elijah Cummings

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Elijah Cummings
Chair of the House Oversight Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – October 17, 2019
Preceded byTrey Gowdy
Succeeded byCarolyn Maloney[1]
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 7th district
In office
April 16, 1996 – October 17, 2019
Preceded byKweisi Mfume
Succeeded byKweisi Mfume
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 39th district
In office
January 12, 1983 – January 10, 1996
Preceded byLena King Lee
Succeeded bySterling Page
Personal details
Elijah Eugene Cummings

(1951-01-18)January 18, 1951
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
DiedOctober 17, 2019(2019-10-17) (aged 68)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Maya Rockeymoore (m. 2008)
EducationBaltimore City College
Howard University (BA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Elijah Eugene Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019) was an American politician and civil rights activist. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in 2019.[2] Before, he was in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a member of the Democratic Party and chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Cummings had surgery to fix his aortic valve in May 2017 and two months later he developed a surgery-related infection.[3] Cummings was later hospitalized for a knee infection.[4]

On October 17, 2019, Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 68.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chiacu, Doina; Heavey, Susan (October 17, 2019). Lambert, Lisa (ed.). "Maloney to be acting House oversight chair after Cummings death". Reuters. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  2. Gibbs Smith. Maryland Government. Suzanne Chapelle. p. 65.
  3. Fritze, John (July 20, 2017). "Cummings plans to return to work during August recess". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on August 30, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  4. Barker, Jeff. "Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore civil rights advocate and leader in Trump impeachment inquiry, dies". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  5. Stout, David; Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (October 17, 2019). "Elijah E. Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on October 17, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  6. "Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68: Reports". HuffPost. October 17, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.