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The chairman rose to propose the toast of the evening, and was received with cheers.

Mr. Randell, the Chairman of the Perth Municipality, read an address of welcome.

He was Chairman of this, Trustee of that, President of the other.

"That is my name," said the chairman of the Malgamite Fund, with his finger in his watch-chain.

Marsh shouted to the chairman, and the piercing whistle for order was heard.

The scientist was under no illusion as to the vagueness of the title "Chairman."

I have been Chairman of this Company since its inception two-and-thirty years ago.

Luxuries apart, Chairman, we must look out what we're doing.

We thank the Chairman and Board of Directors for their gracious hearing.

I don't want to go without a dividend for years if the Chairman does.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "occupier of a chair of authority," from chair (n.) + man (n.). Meaning "member of a corporate body chosen to preside at meetings" is from c.1730. Chairwoman in this sense first attested 1752; chairperson 1971.

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