Nathaniel Exum

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Nathaniel Exum
Nathaniel Exum (2007).jpg
Maryland House of Delegates
In office
Constituency District 25,
Prince George's County
Maryland State Senate
In office
Succeeded by Joanne C. Benson
Constituency District 24,
Prince George's County
Personal details
Born (1940-02-28) February 28, 1940 (age 77)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Religion African Methodist Episcopal

Nathaniel Exum is an American politician from Maryland, a member of the Democratic Party and former member of the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 24 in Prince George's County.


Exum grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to the Washington, DC area to attend Howard University. After serving in the United States Army, he became a safety director for Joseph Smith & Sons. He has been active with a number of community, religious, and civic organizations, including the Kiwanis, the NAACP, and the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church.

In the legislature[edit]

Exum was originally elected to the House of Delegates in 1974, representing District 25 in Prince George's County. He ran for and won a seat in the State Senate in 1998, though due to redistricting he represented District 24 before being defeated. He had at various times served as Chair and Co-Chair of his county delegation, as Chaplain and Treasurer of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and was a member of the Veteran's Caucus.