PRESIDENT (OF A STATE)
\pɹˈɛzɪdənt əvə stˈe͡ɪt], \pɹˈɛzɪdənt əvə stˈeɪt], \p_ɹ_ˈɛ_z_ɪ_d_ə_n_t__ ə_v_ə s_t_ˈeɪ_t]\
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The first constitutions of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire (1776) provided, not for a single executive head, but for an executive council, of which one member was president. Delaware, South Carolina, and the New Hampshire Constitution of 1784 provided for a single head, but called him president. South Carolina in 1778, Pennsylvania in 1790, Delaware and New Hampshire in 1792, altered the title to Governor.
By John Franklin Jameson