In 1919 he became publicity chief of the Republican National Committee, and in 1921 he was appointed governor of Alaska.
The U.K. government has appointed former BP chief Lord Browne as its new efficiency czar.
On the appointed morning, the SEAL expected Giffords to arrive with a big staff.
late 14c., "to decide, resolve; to arrange the time of (a meeting, etc.)," from Anglo-French appointer, Old French apointier "make ready, arrange, settle, place" (12c.), from apointer "duly, fitly," from phrase à point "to the point," from a- "to" (see ad-) + point "point," from Latin punctum (see point (n.)). The ground sense is "to come to a point (about some matter)," therefore "agree, settle." Meaning "put (someone) in charge" is early 15c. Related: Appointed; appointing.