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Board of Trustees

Benjamin F. Wilson '73

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

Washington, DC

Elected 2012 (Alumni Trustee)

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

Benjamin F. Wilson is the Chairman 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). A tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, Wilson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Law Journal in 2017. The Defense Research Institute named Wilson winner of the 2017 Sheryl J. Willert Pioneer Diversity Award. Wilson received in 2016 the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit from the Washington Bar Association and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award. 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.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and is the Board Chair of the Environmental Law Institute.

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: 12/6/17