Richard Cohen


Former President, Southern Poverty Law Center (2003-2019)

J. Richard Cohen is the former president of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Cohen resigned from his position with the SPLC on March 14, 2019, the day after SPLC co-founder Morris Dees was fired from his position as chief trial counsel. [1]


  1. Susannah Cullinane. “Southern Poverty Law Center president resigns after a co-founder was fired.” CNN. March 24, 2019. Accessed April 10, 2019. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (Non-profit)
    President (2003-2019)
  2. SPLC Action Fund (Non-profit)
    Former President and CEO
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