founding member


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

Examples of founding member in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Norwegians debated two options: stronger Nordic defense cooperation or a transatlantic alliance—despite the risk of becoming the only NATO founding member with a Soviet border, thereby bearing responsibility for bringing the alliance to Russia’s door. M. E. Sarotte, Foreign Affairs, 8 July 2024 The founding member of the Heartbreakers recently unveiled his new album 'Vagabonds, Virgins and Misfits' For over 40 years, Mike Campbell was an integral member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as their lead guitarist, co-songwriter and co-producer. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 8 July 2024 Opening statements for Young Thug’s high-profile racketeering trial began in November, a year after he was named in a sweeping 2022 indictment in which Georgia officials accused the rapper of being a founding member of the criminal gang Young Slime Life, or YSL. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 The National Juneteenth Museum is halfway to its fundraising goal for construction, operating costs, and programming with $34 million raised and recently gained a donation from BNSF Railway, the amount of which was not disclosed, who is a founding member of the museum. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for founding member 

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“Founding member.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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