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CHAIRMAN. The presiding officer of a committee; as, chairman of the committee of ways and means. The person selected to preside over a popular meeting, is also called a chairman or moderator.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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My first preference for the next Chairman of the Fed is Alan Greenspan!
Should it be an independent, outside director as the British do it, and if so, should the chairman be elected by the stockholders?
It will be recalled that the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had at, at a dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari for elected APC lawmakers of both chambers of the National Assembly, declared that members of the opposition would not head special and standing committees of the Ninth National Assembly.
Islamabad -- Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan People's Party on Sunday announced his party's support for Sadiq Sanjrani, a candidate proposed by Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bazinjo and backed by Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for the post of Senate chairman.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a consultative meeting of the heads of the PML-N's political allies here on Saturday to exchange views on the nominees for the offices of Senate chairman and deputy chairman.
MORRIS, chairman and chief executive officer of PACIFIC LIFE INSURANCE CO.
20 ( ANI ): Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank, M.
Our then-editor, Art Pine, as astute as they come in the international journalistic community, wasn't so sure about the new chairman's chances for success.
President Bush nominated her to be chairman of CPSC, a position requiring Senate confirmation, but the committee post-poned a hearing date set for last month after leadership of Senate committees switched from Republican to Democratic control.
The EGPC Chairman comes next to Minister Fahmi in the order of importance.