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Chairman of a Swedish and American society of relatives of over 5000 members,<ref>Website</ref> in Stockholm in 2015 with the society's banner flying

The chairman or chairwoman, or simply the chair, sometimes known as chairperson, is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly. The person holding the office is typically elected or appointed by the members of the group. The chair presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion.<ref name='Robert'>Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th edition, Perseus Books Group, Cambridge, MA, 2000</ref> When the group is not in session, the officer's duties often include acting as its head, its representative to the outside world and its spokesperson.

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