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FILE – In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Many faith leaders, activists and politicians in Baltimore have one thing in common: They were mentored by Cummings. Cummings, who died Thursday at 68, inspired and advised others, sharing his political wisdom. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on services to honor the life of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local):

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Fraternal organizations are honoring the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in a ceremony at a historically black college in Baltimore.

Dozens of members of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland – Free and Accepted Masons gathered in prayer Wednesday at a concert hall at Morgan State University following a 7-hour public viewing attended by constituents, friends and others.

Cummings was called a “friend and companion to many” who was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

The congressman’s widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, closed his casket before the fraternal organizations began paying their respects. She is expected to speak at a tribute ceremony later Wednesday.

The Maryland congressman and civil rights champion died Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues.

WATCH: Morgan State University pays tribute to U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

REMEMBERING REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS

REMEMBERING U.S. REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS | Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland honor and remember the life and legacy of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings.DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2BzHY0S

Posted by CBS 42 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Constituents, friends and other mourners are set to gather at a historically black college in Baltimore to honor the life of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first of a series of planned services.

The Maryland congressman and civil rights champion died Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues.

Cummings will lie in repose Wednesday at Morgan State University. A tribute service will follow the public viewing. It will include remarks from his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes and Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young.

The university is in the congressional district Cummings represented since 1996. He also served on the school’s Board of Regents for 19 years.

A sharecropper’s son, Cummings led one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry o

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