founding member


: an original member of a group (such as a club or corporation)

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Recent Examples on the Web DeSantis was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, which was a thorn in Speaker Ryan's side, as well as House Speaker John Boehner before him. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 25 Mar. 2023 May, who was a founding member of the band Queen, will now be known as Sir Brian, following the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, 15 Mar. 2023 As if the founding member of the legendary rock band wasn’t music royalty already. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2023 Hess was a founding member of the Buckeye Youth Council in 2014. Alexandra Hardle, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2023 Eddie’s last name is originally Loving, however the series changes it to Roundtree and Loving instead becomes the last name of founding member Chuck, whose tenure as a guitarist was short-lived. Jihane Bousfiha, Men's Health, 4 Mar. 2023 Mercy Home was a founding member of the Community Chest, which later became United Way of Central Alabama. al, 3 Mar. 2023 The main source of strife is allegedly coming from founding member Neal Schon and longtime keyboardist Jonathan Cain, both of whom are still actively touring with the band as of this month. Vulture, 2 Mar. 2023 Christina is also a founding member of the Special Olympics Founder's Council. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Founding member.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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