chair·per·son | \ -ˌpər-sᵊn \
plural chairpersons

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A new chairperson for the committee has not yet been appointed. the chairperson will determine the order in which people will speak

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Renee’s mother, Margaret, served as the brassy arbiter atop the city’s election machinery for 36 years as chairperson of the Board of City Commissioners. Jeremy Roebuck,, "Philly politico Renee Tartaglione sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison," 12 July 2018 Hello someone else The chairperson isn't the only thing changing. Scott Wartman,, "Women want to lead Hamilton County Democrats. Five things to know ahead of Saturday's vote," 5 June 2018 After retiring in 2013, Blake became the chairperson of the USTA Foundation, whose goal is to bring tennis and education together. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Exhibition tennis with a mission for state champ Brandon Currie and ATP winner James Blake," 20 June 2018 Deb Haaland, a Native American lawyer, single mother, former Democratic party chairperson and Obama campaign worker, has won the Democratic primary in New Mexico’s first congressional district. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "The U.S. Could Be Getting Its First Native American Congresswoman in November," 7 June 2018 Front row: Marie Logan (membership chairperson), Carol Merjil and Debby Yager (co-hostess). Linda Mcintosh,, "Carlsbad Newcomers club recruiting," 16 Apr. 2018 Compernolle was well-known in immigration circles, serving as chairperson for the Chicago chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and arguing cases before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. George Houde,, "Sue Compernolle, attorney who worked on behalf of immigrants, dies," 28 June 2018 Event chairperson is Azim Rashid, senior vp of promotion at Roc Nation. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Epic's Sylvia Rhone, Roc Nation's Azim Rashid to Chair Living Legends Awards Gala," 7 June 2018 At left is Carola Grove, the club’s co-chairperson of programs. Linda Mcintosh,, "Newcomers discuss services for seniors," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chairperson

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of chairperson

: the person who leads a meeting, organization, committee, or event


chair·per·son | \ ˈcher-ˌpər-sᵊn \

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