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Elijah Eugene Cummings

Elijah Eugene Cummings, United States Representative from Maryland. Bar: Maryland 1976. Named Outstanding United States Student Government Leader Royal Arts Society of London; named one of The Most Influential Black Americans Ebony magazine, 2006, The 10 Members to Watch in the 112th Congress, Roll Call, 2011; named to Power 150 Ebony magazine, 2008.


  • Cummings, Elijah Eugene was born on January 18, 1951 in Baltimore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Howard University, 1973. Juris Doctor, University Maryland, 1976.


    • Private law practice, 1980—1996. Attorney Maryland General Assembly, 1982. Member Maryland House of Delegates, Annapolis, 1983—1996, vice chairman constitutional and administrative law committee, 1987—1996, chairman committee economic development, 1996, vice chairman house economic matters committee, 1994—1996, speaker pro tempore, 1995—1996.

      Member United States Congress from 7th Maryland District, Washington, since 1996. Ranking member United States House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, since 2011. Chairman Congressional Black Caucus, 2003—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Maryland 1976.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Chairman Maryland Legislation Black Caucus. Chairman Governor's Commission on Black Males, since 1990. President Bancroft Literature Society, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (first vice chairman, board directors, now chair) 1998, chairman, since 2003.

    Member of Maryland Bar Association.
    Elijah Eugene Cummings
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    Born January 18, 1951
    (age 66)