The title "Mr. President" (m.) or Madam President (f.) may apply to a person holding the title of president, or presiding over certain other governmental bodies. Adopted in the 1790s by George Washington, the first President of the United States, as his official manner of address as head of state, "Mr. President" has subsequently been used by other governments to refer to their heads of state. It is the conventional translation of non-English titles such as Monsieur le Président for the President of the French Republic. It also has a long history of usage as the title of the presiding officers of legislative and judicial bodies. The Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada is addressed as Monsieur le Président in French, and Mr. Speaker in English.

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  • The title "Mr. President" (m.) or Madam President (f.) may apply to a person holding the title of president, or presiding over certain other governmental bodies. Adopted in the 1790s by George Washington, the first President of the United States, as his official manner of address as head of state, "Mr. President" has subsequently been used by other governments to refer to their heads of state. It is the conventional translation of non-English titles such as Monsieur le Président for the President of the French Republic. It also has a long history of usage as the title of the presiding officers of legislative and judicial bodies. The Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada is addressed as Monsieur le Président in French, and Mr. Speaker in English. (en)
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  • The title "Mr. President" (m.) or Madam President (f.) may apply to a person holding the title of president, or presiding over certain other governmental bodies. Adopted in the 1790s by George Washington, the first President of the United States, as his official manner of address as head of state, "Mr. President" has subsequently been used by other governments to refer to their heads of state. It is the conventional translation of non-English titles such as Monsieur le Président for the President of the French Republic. It also has a long history of usage as the title of the presiding officers of legislative and judicial bodies. The Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada is addressed as Monsieur le Président in French, and Mr. Speaker in English. (en)
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