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Benjamin F. Wilson '73

Benjamin F. Wilson '73Managing Principal
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Washington, DC

Elected 2012 (Alumni Trustee)

A.B. Dartmouth College
J.D. Harvard University

Benjamin F. Wilson is the Managing Principal of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., the nation's largest environmental law firm. He has represented a wide range of major corporations and local government agencies in environmental matters in both state and federal courts.

Wilson has been a leader in the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, where he has served for 20 years on the Environmental, Energy and Public Utilities Section (including serving as past Chairman), and the Washington Bar Association. He received the National Bar Association Commercial Section's coveted Outside Counsel Award for his outstanding work and service on behalf of his clients and for promoting diversity in the legal profession. He has also served on the National Environmental Justice Committee as a representative of corporate America.  Additionally, he co-chaired the award-winning American Bar Association Environmental Justice Committee.

Wilson serves as an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the Howard University School of Law.  He served two terms as co-chairman of the Washington Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and in 2009 received the Committee's Wiley Branton Award for outstanding achievement in civil rights law. The Environmental Leadership Program's Mid-Atlantic Network also honored his work with "A Celebration of Leadership: Remembering Dr. King's Environmental Legacy with Benjamin Wilson."

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Environmental Law Institute. He has also chaired the Board of Elections and Ethics of the District of Columbia, the Board of Directors of Healthy Babies, Inc., and the Advisory Board of WAMU public radio.

At Dartmouth, Wilson was vice-president of his class and graduated magna cum laude with a history degree. His three brothers (Harrison '77, John '80, and Richard '84) also attended Dartmouth. He and his wife Merinda have one daughter.

Last Updated: 12/1/14