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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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 Leading the House negotiations was Representative Mark Cusack, a Braintree Democrat and the cochairman of the Legislature’s Committee on Marijuana Policy. Matt Stout,, "Lottery approves controversial HQ move to Dorchester," 27 Mar. 2018 In January Trump nominated one of McConnell’s top staffers, Tim Thomas, to be the federal cochairman of the commission. Annie Linskey,, "Zombie agencies are nearly impossible to kill," 5 Mar. 2018 In January Trump nominated one of McConnell’s top staffers, Tim Thomas, to be the federal cochairman of the commission. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Democratic committees divided over playing in primaries, with Texas as ground zero," 5 Mar. 2018 After that, a Canadian company sold its troubled U.S. operations to a group led by Formation, which is based in Georgia but its president and cochairman is a Philadelphia-area native and Drexel University graduate named Steve Fishman. Harold Brubaker,, "Suburban Woods and Elkins Crest nursing homes, facing big fines, will have new operators," 14 Dec. 2017 Norwood Jewell is cochairman of the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Investigation puts UAW, Ford and General Motors high-impact charity funds at risk," 2 Nov. 2017

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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