Gregory Fried is chair of the Philosophy Department at Suffolk University.
But Kerry is currently in line to chair the powerful foreign relations committee in the Senate.
She is the daughter of one senator and the wife of another—Senate Intelligence Committee chair Jay Rockefeller.
Leaning back in his chair, a striped woolen scarf thrown cavalierly around his neck, Carr frowned.
"We really have a wonderful history," said Iowa Democratic Party chair Sue Dvorsky.
He drew a chair close to the side of his friend, who was reclining on a couch.
Percval quickly helped him into a chair, where he became limp.
He still sat in his chair, his ear bent to the echoing chamber of the violin.
"I knew he'd plunge," he said, taking the chair proffered him, near Shepler's desk.
Her fingers were clutching and releasing the arms of the chair.
early 13c., chaere, from Old French chaiere "chair, seat, throne" (12c.; Modern French chaire "pulpit, throne;" the more modest sense having gone since 16c. with variant form chaise), from Latin cathedra "seat" (see cathedral).
Figurative sense of "authority" was in Middle English, of bishops and professors. Meaning "office of a professor" (1816) is extended from the seat from which a professor lectures (mid-15c.). Meaning "seat of a person presiding at meeting" is from 1640s. As short for electric chair from 1900.
mid-15c., "install in a chair or seat" (implied in chairing), from chair (n.); meaning "preside over" (a meeting, etc.) is attested by 1921. Related: Chaired.