On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Elijah Cummings, Baltimore congressman (Maryland’s 7th U.S. congressional district) and Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died at age 68. The Blair High School Community extends it condolences to the Cummings Family and his constituents.
Below is information and reactions to the passing of Congressman Cummings:
- Speaker Pelosi Announces Rep. Cummings Will Lie In State In National Statuary Hall in U.S. Capitol until October 24, 2019. “A formal ceremony will be held Thursday (Oct. 24th) morning, which will be open to Members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests. Following the memorial service, there will be a public viewing.
- Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Funeral Set For Next Friday (October 25, 2019) In Baltimore (Note: In lieu of flowers, Cummings’ family is asking donations be made to the Elijah Cummings Youth Program)
- ‘A giant of integrity and knowledge has fallen’: Washington reacts to the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings
- Letter from the Maryland PTA regarding the death of Rep. Cummings