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 The Senate did not include the line item, despite the prodding of Senator Brendan Crighton, cochairman of the housing committee. BostonGlobe.com, "Housing advocates have their fingers crossed. But they’re also familiar with the vagaries of Beacon Hill budget fights, and know they can’t count on that money until it’s all over.," 30 Oct. 2019 The committee is holding the meeting in Springfield, after all, and Lesser is the cochairman. BostonGlobe.com, "Not long after Senator Eric Lesser proposed his relocation incentive bill, the e-mails started rolling in.," 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, "Representative Seth Moulton has donated to charity $5,000 his political action committee received from a billionaire hedge fund manager, Glenn Dubin, after accusations emerged from one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims that Dubin was among the prominent men Epstein directed her to have sex with.," 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, "John H. McArthur, who led Harvard Business School and helped found Partners, dies at 85," 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, "Boston biz bigwigs try to help new college grads enter the workforce," 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, "Trump to hire lawyer who pushed theory that Justice Department framed the president," 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, "Two friends shared heroin in a KFC bathroom. One died, one went to prison. Their families are picking up the pieces.," 6 June 2019 Joining us now to discuss the issue in L.A., civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, and in Washington, Horace Cooper, cochairman of Project 21. Fox News, "Ingraham: All but forgotten American tragedies," 28 Mar. 2018

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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 9 Jul. 2020.

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