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Elijah Eugene CUMMINGS

(1951- )

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, serving as 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 eight succeeding Congresses (April 16, 1996-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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