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Elijah Cummings' Biography

Deceased

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Full Name:

Elijah E. Cummings

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Maya; 3 Children

Birth Date:

01/18/1951

Birth Place:

Baltimore, MD

Home City:

Baltimore, MD

Religion:

Baptist

JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1976

BA, Political Science, Howard University, 1973

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 7, 1996-2019

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 2018

Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1980-1996

Speaker Pro Tempore, Maryland State House of Delegates, 1995-1996

Former Member, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force

Former Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Former Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Former Member, Get Out of Iraq Caucus

Former Chair, Governor's Commission on Black Males

Former Member, House Task Force on Health Care Reform

Former Member, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress

Former Chair, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus

Former Chair, Oversight and Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Port Security Caucus

Former Ranking Member, Select Committee on Benghazi, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Juvenile Offender Aftercare Assessment Team, 1999-2000

Member, Transit Advisory Panel, Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan, 1998-1999

Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy Lecture Series, Howard University, 2014-2015

Private Practice Attorney, 1980-1996

Former Board Member, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Former Member, Board of Trustees, Baltimore City Historical Society

Former Honorary Board Member, Baltimore School for the Arts

Former President, Bancroft Literary Society

Former Member, Board of Regents, Morgan State University

Former Member, Board of Trustees, Baltimore Aquarium

Former Member, Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy

Former Member, Executive Board, Dunbar-Hopkins Health Partnership

Former Board Member, Elijah Cummings Youth Program

Former Board Member, Institute of Human Virology

Former Honorary Board Member, KIPP Baltimore Schools

Former Chairman, Maritime for Primary and Secondary Education Coalition (MPSEC)

Former Chief Judge, Maryland Moot Court Board

Former Board Member, Maryland Zoo

Former Member, New Psalmist Baptist Church

Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Former Honorary Board Member, SEED School of Maryland

Former Member, Advisory Committee, Yale-Howard Nursing Partnership Center to Reduce Health Disparities

Founder, Maryland Grass Roots Campaign, Barack Obama, 2007

Founder, Maryland Boot Camp Aftercare Program, 1991

Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1976

Astrological Sign:

Capricorn

Father's Occupation:

U.S. Foreign Service Officer

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