Joyce Matthews Bio
Joyce Matthews was the first wife of Elijah Cummings, an American politician who previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a member of the Democratic Party and president of the Supervision and Reform Committee. He died on October 17, 2019, from complications of long-standing health challenges.
There are good men, great men, strong leaders, true patriots, and able politicians. Sometimes you get them all in one. Elijah Cummings was all of those in one. He was as tough, blunt and effective on the congressional dais as a prosecutor and as fiery as a preacher. pic.twitter.com/4qVpve5wIa
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 17, 2019
Joyce Matthews Husband – Elijah Cummings First Wife
Joyce Matthews was married to Elijah Cummings as his first wife but they later divorced after separating in 1982. He later married Maya Rockeymoore, a policy consultant and chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party in 2008.
During Cummings’s time in Congress, he revealed that he had been living apart from his wife since 1982 although they were not divorced.
Who is Elijah Cummings
Elijah was the third son of seven of Ruth Elma (née Cochran) and Robert Cummings. His parents were South Carolina sharecroppers who moved to Baltimore and became Pentecostal ministers. He attended Howard University, where he served as president of the student government and graduated with honors Phi Beta Kappa. He then obtained a law degree from the University of Maryland.
Cummings’ career spanned decades in Maryland politics. He rose to the ranks of the Maryland House of Delegates before winning his seat in Congress in a special election in 1996 to replace former representative Kweisi Mfume, who left the seat to lead the NAACP. In 2016, he was the main Democrat in the House Benghazi Committee
He was one of Donald Trump’s toughest critics and directed multiple investigations into the president’s government dealings as chairman of the House Oversight Committee. He recently played a central role in the investigation of Congress on the president’s attempt to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden
Elijah Cummings Age
Elijah Cumming was 92 years old.
Elijah Cummings Cause OF Death
According to the Baltimore Sun, “Cummings had not participated in a roll call vote since Sept. 11. His office said recently that he had undergone a medical procedure, but the seriousness of his condition had not been known. This morning’s statement says Cummings died from ‘complications concerning longstanding health challenges.’”
— VC & Startup Watcher (@VC_watcher) October 17, 2019
Elijah died on October 17, 2019, at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges.