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Elijah Cummings
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Chair of the House Oversight Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – October 17, 2019
Preceded by Trey Gowdy
Succeeded by Carolyn Maloney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 7th district
In office
April 16, 1996 – October 17, 2019
Preceded by Kweisi Mfume
Succeeded by Kweisi Mfume
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 39th district
In office
January 12, 1983 – January 10, 1996
Preceded by Lena King Lee
Succeeded by Sterling Page
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Born
Elijah Eugene Cummings

(1951-01-18)January 18, 1951
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died October 17, 2019(2019-10-17) (aged 68)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Maya Rockeymoore (m. 2008)
Children 3
Education Baltimore City College
Howard University (BA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (JD)
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Elijah Eugene Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019) was an American politician and civil rights activist. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for MD's 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in 2019. Before, he was in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a member of the Democratic Party and chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Cummings had surgery to fix his aortic valve in May 2017 and two months later he developed a surgery-related infection. Cummings was later hospitalized for a knee infection.

On October 17, 2019, Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 68.

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