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File #: 19-0178R    Version: 0 Name: Honoring United States Representative Elijah Cummings
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/28/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/28/2019
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Title: Honoring United States Representative Elijah Cummings For the purpose of paying tribute to the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings and expressing appreciation for the many contributions he made to Baltimore City and for his many years of exemplary service to the citizens of Baltimore.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Ryan Dorsey, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Danielle McCray, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: Honoring, United States Representative Elijah Cummings
Attachments: 1. 19-0178R~1st Reader, 2. Complete Bill File 19-0178R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
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Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Honoring United States Representative Elijah Cummings
For the purpose of paying tribute to the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings and expressing appreciation for the many contributions he made to Baltimore City and for his many years of exemplary service to the citizens of Baltimore.
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On October 17, 2019, Baltimore City was saddened by the news of the passing of Elijah Cummings, the Congressman for the 7th Congressional District, which encompasses a significant portion of Baltimore City.

Born to a family of southern sharecroppers, factory workers, and Baptist preachers, Cummings was raised in West Baltimore and integrated a local swimming pool, while under attack, when he was 11. Cummings graduated from Baltimore City College and Howard University before earning his Juris Doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Law.

Congressman Cummings was a man who devoted his life to serving the people of Baltimore and the State of Maryland. His life in public service began, in 1983, when he was elected as a Delegate representing the 44th District of Baltimore City in the Maryland General Assembly. During this time he helped groups like Fayette Street Outreach turn ideas into reality, such as through the creation of a community center. He also led the push to pass the nation’s first ban on alcohol and tobacco ads on inner cit...

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