Elijah Cummings (born January 18, 1951) is an American Former Lawyer, Politician, U.S. Representative, and Social Media Personality from Baltimore, Maryland. He currently serves as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district.
Furthermore, Elijah is working in his 13th term in the House. In 1983, he started his career and became the Chairman of the Legislative to the House of Delegates in Maryland. Moreover, the politician worked in this position for 14 years. His real full birth name is Elijah Eugene Cummings.
Cummings’ achievement led him to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore. In fact, he was the first African-American to be elected in the history of Maryland. Later, in 1996, Elijah won the democratic primary elections and defeated his Republican opponent named Kenneth Konder.
According to a source, he bagged the election with over 80% of the votes. Elijah also works as a chairman of the “House Oversight Committee”. In 2019, the calculated Elijah Cummings’ Net worth is $1.8 million US Dollars.
Recently, US President “Donald Trump” insulted Cummings on social media. On July 27, 2019, he tweeted that “sickening, rat and rodent-infested disorder”. Donald insulted a majority-black district managed by congressional rivals through his post.
In addition, Trump bashed out Rep. Elijah and claimed that his district is the worst and most managed city anywhere in the US.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
Politician Elijah Eugene Cummings was born on the 18th of January 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Hence, his age is 68 years old, as of 2019. His father name was “Robert Cummings”. Elijah’s mother “Ruth Elma Cochran Cummings” was the founder of Victory Prayer Chapel.
Furthermore, she passed away at the age of 91 years due to stroke complications. The politician also has six siblings including a brother James Cummings. In 1969, Elijah graduated with honors from the Baltimore City College high school.
Later, he enrolled at Howard University and studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. As a student, Cummings served in the student government as sophomore class president.
Then, he also became the student government treasurer and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Elijah also received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.
The politician began working as a lawyer after completing his education. In fact, he practiced law for 19 years before stepping into the political career in the 1996 elections.
Personal Life, Spouse & Children
The 68-years-old politician, Elijah Cummings married twice in his life. He initially tied the knot with his first wife “Joyce Cummings” many years ago. Their wedding ceremony was a private affair and only a few people were invited.
However, there is no information about their marriage venue and date. The couple also shares a daughter named Jennifer J. Cummings. But Joyce and Elijah’s love life ended very soon and they took divorce.
In 2008, the politician wedded his second spouse “Maya Rockeymoore” (American politician). The pair do not have any children of their own. She also elected chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party on December 2018.
Maya also briefly ran for Governor of Maryland. In fact, Cummings also has two more kids i.e. a son (name not available) and a girl Adia Cummings from his previous relationships.
He also had a nephew named “Christopher Cummings” (son of his brother James). In June 2011, he was killed near Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where he was a student.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Elijah Eugene Cummings.|
|Profession||Former Lawyer, Politician, and Social Media Personality.|
|Famous for||being the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district.|
|Age (As of 2019)||68 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 18, 1951.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Baltimore, Maryland, United States.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn.|
|House In||Baltimore, Maryland, United States.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/repcummings/
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 8".
Centimeters: 173 cm.
Meters: 1.73 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 71 Kg.
Pounds: 156 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||42-32-37.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Robert Cummings.
Mother: Ruth Elma Cochran Cummings.
|Siblings||Six Siblings including a brother James Cummings.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Joyce Cummings (Ex-wife).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Maya Rockeymoore (m. 2008 - Present).|
|Daughter||Adia and Jennifer J. Cummings.|
|Highest Qualification||Juris Doctor.|
|Alma Mater.||1. The University of Maryland School of Law.
2. Howard University.
3. Baltimore City College.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||1. Oprah Winfrey (American media executive, host, television producer, and philanthropist).
2. Morgan Freeman (American actor, film director, and film narrator).
|Dream Holiday Destination||Italy.|
|Love to do||Reading.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$1.8 million US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Elijah Cummings
- In his successful political career, he received 12 honorary doctoral degrees from universities across America.
- Moreover, in 2017, he earned an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Physique Details: Elijah Cummings’ height is 5 Feet 8 Inches (173 centimeters tall).
- Furthermore, he maintains his physique healthy and slim by doing little workout & other mild exercises. His estimated body weight is 71 kilograms (156 pounds).
- Cummings serves as the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy and the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel.
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- He is also an honorary member of the Baltimore Zoo Board of Trustees.
- In May 2017, the politician underwent surgery to repair his aortic valve.