cochairman

noun
co·​chair·​man | \ ˌkō-ˈcher-mən How to pronounce cochairman (audio) \
plural cochairmen

Definition of cochairman

: one of two or more chairmen who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department): cochair, cochairperson … Simmons served as cochairman of the march, along with the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III …— Johnnie L. Roberts The President today announced that he will nominate Carin Ann Clauss to be Solicitor of the Department of Labor. … She was cochairman of the Labor Committee of the Federal Bar Association in 1968 and 1972.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1977

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Recent Examples on the Web But his open advocacy of an ownership bid by Oracle—whose cochairman, Larry Ellison, hosted a top-dollar fundraiser for the President earlier this year—has raised hackles in Congress and C-suites alike. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2020 The Senate did not include the line item, despite the prodding of Senator Brendan Crighton, cochairman of the housing committee. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Oct. 2019 The committee is holding the meeting in Springfield, after all, and Lesser is the cochairman. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2019 The committee received several six-figure contributions, including from Carl Ferenbach, cofounder of Berkshire Partners, and Joshua Bekenstein, cochairman of Bain Capital, who together gave more than $237,000. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2019 Along with serving as dean until 1995, and as cochairman of Partners until 1996, Dr. McArthur was on numerous boards. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 This has become a personal mission for Kevin Phelan, cochairman of Colliers International’s Boston office and one of the local commercial real estate industry’s best known leaders. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2019 Toensing has represented Sam Clovis, the former Trump campaign cochairman, and Erik Prince, founder of the security contractor Blackwater and an informal adviser to Trump. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Mar. 2018 David Hickton, that city’s ex-U.S. attorney and former cochairman of the White House’s National Heroin Task Force, said in an interview last year. Aubrey Whelan, https://www.inquirer.com, 6 June 2019

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Cochairman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cochairman. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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