Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died
Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
ByThe Associated Press
October 17, 2019, 4:42 PM
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.
A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his district that encompassed a large portion of Baltimore.
Cummings hadn't returned to work after having a medical procedure that he said would only keep him away for about a week.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com