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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Along with serving as dean until 1995, and as cochairman of Partners until 1996, Dr. McArthur was on numerous boards. Bryan Marquard,, "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,, "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., "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,, "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 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

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First Known Use of cochairman

1894, in the meaning defined above

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