+ − Contact Information
Phone: (202) 225-4741
Fax: (202) 225-3178
2163 Rayburn House Office Building
+ − Biography
CUMMINGS, Elijah Eugene, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., January 18, 1951; graduated from Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore, Md., 1969; B.S., Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1973; J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Md., 1976; lawyer, private practice; chief judge, Maryland Moot Court Board; member of the Maryland state house of delegates, 1983-1996, and speaker pro tempore, 1995-1996; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Kweisi Mfume; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served until his death (April 16, 1996-October 17, 2019); chair, Committee on Oversight and Reform (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress); died on October 17, 2019, in Baltimore, Md.; lay in state in National Statuary Hall, October 24, 2019.