Elijah Cummings

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Elijah Cummings
U.S. Representative – MD-07
Image:Rep. Elijah Cummings.jpg
Party Democratic
Assumed office

April 16, 1996

Preceded by Kweisi Mfume
Born January 18, 1951
Spouse seperated
Religion Baptist

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat, represents the 7th Congressional District in Maryland.


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Born on January 18, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland; Congressman Cummings graduated with honors from Baltimore City College High School in 1969. He attended Howard University in Washington, DC. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1973 with a degree in Political Science. Rep. Cummings then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December, 1976. He practiced law for nineteen years before entering Congress. [1]

Prior to his service in the Congress, Rep. Cummings served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 16 years. In the Maryland General Assembly, he served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus and was the first African American in Maryland history to be named Speaker Pro Tem, the second highest position in the House of Delegates. [2]

Rep. Cummings was elected to the One Hundred Fourth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Kweisi Mfume. [3]


  • House Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Readiness
  • House Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Policy
    • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
  • Joint Economic Committee



  • Co-chair of the House AIDS Working Group
  • House Task Force on Health Care Reform


  • Morgan State University Board of Regents
  • Baltimore Zoo Board of Trustees
  • Baltimore Aquarium Board of Trustees
  • Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors
  • Yale-Howard Nursing Partnership Center to Reduce Health Disparities by Self and Family Management Advisory Committee


Washington DC Office
2235 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4741
Fax: (202) 225-3178

Baltimore City Office
1010 Park Avenue
Suite 105
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 685-9199
Fax: (410) 685-9399

Baltimore County Office
754 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 719-8777
Fax: (410) 455-0110

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