Rep. Elijah Cummings

Democrat  •  7th District, Maryland  •  10th Term  •  Sworn In 1996
Current Term 2013 - 2015 View All

Cummings was born January 18, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated with honors from Baltimore City College High School in 1969. He later attended Howard University in Washington, DC. He became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Cummings attended law school at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1976 and entering the Maryland Bar in December 1976. He practiced law for 19 years before first being elected to the U.S. House in 1996 elections.

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. Read More...

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