committeeman

noun
com·​mit·​tee·​man | \ kə-ˈmi-tē-mən How to pronounce committeeman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of committeeman

1 : a member of a committee
2 : a party leader of a ward or precinct

Examples of committeeman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patrick’s position grew even stronger once Lewis was named the 24th Ward committeeman in 1961. Mick Dumke, ProPublica, "“Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want”: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather," 28 Feb. 2021 Among those in attendance at the rally was Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl and Paul Reynolds, Alabama’s national committeeman for the Republican National Committee. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks launches U.S. Senate campaign," 23 Mar. 2021 But last year, Ortiz defeated Burke for 14th Ward Democratic committeeman, a position Burke held for 52 years. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "How Michael Madigan’s departure accelerates a shift in Chicago politics from old-school machine to new-era progressives," 5 Mar. 2021 By 1951, committeeman Arthur X. Elrod, who was white, had picked Lewis as the ward’s first Black precinct captain. Mick Dumke, ProPublica, "“Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want”: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather," 28 Feb. 2021 The five-person Precinct Review Committee voted unanimously Saturday to remove Brandon Dothager, 26, as a Highland precinct committeeman effective immediately, said Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Jim Wieser. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Dothager voted out as Highland precinct committeeman," 31 Aug. 2020 After his stint on the truck and a job in the city’s law department — another gift from Daley — Madigan was elected to a coveted local ward-committeeman position in 1969. Austin Berg, National Review, "America’s Last Machine Boss Goes Down," 28 Feb. 2021 In 1961, after Elrod and a white successor died, Mayor Richard J. Daley tapped Lewis to be the first Black committeeman on the West Side. Mick Dumke, ProPublica, "“Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want”: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather," 28 Feb. 2021 Four years later, Claude Holman, the committeeman Clements served under, had a problem. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, "Flashback: Floy Clements dabbled in film and labored as a Chicago ward worker. She didn’t expect to go to Springfield as state’s first Black female lawmaker.," 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of committeeman

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Committeeman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/committeeman. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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