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|President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People|
September 1, 2008 – November 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Dennis Courtland Hayes (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Lorraine C. Miller (Acting)|
Benjamin Todd Jealous
January 18, 1973
Pacific Grove, California, U.S.
(m. 2002; div. 2015)
|Education||Columbia University (BA)
St Antony's College, Oxford (MSc)
Benjamin Todd Jealous (born January 18, 1973) is an American civic leader. He is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Maryland in the 2018 gubernatorial election, facing incumbent Larry Hogan. Jealous is also former president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Jealous was selected at age 35 as the youngest-ever national leader of the NAACP.
In the June 2018 primary, Jealous defeated Prince George's County Executive, Rushern Baker, and seven other candidates to become the Democratic nominee in the general election.
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