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    In written form: Is the title, in this case: State Representative, displayed on a plaque above or below the Congressperson's name? Additionally, when introducing said same person at a Board meeting, is this person refered to as "State Representative" or "Congressperson" followed by the name?

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    Being English, I could tell you how to address a Lord, but this is beyond me, I'm afraid.

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    Default Re: Use of government official's title

    Quote Originally Posted by CAA4156
    In written form: Is the title, in this case: State Representative, displayed on a plaque above or below the Congressperson's name? Additionally, when introducing said same person at a Board meeting, is this person refered to as "State Representative" or "Congressperson" followed by the name?
    That would depend a lot on the context. Usually, if the title is part of the name line, it precedes the person's real name. I'm not at all sure about Congressperson, since the person's gender will undoubtedly be known.

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    You don't use Senatrix, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You don't use Senatrix, do you?
    We use Senatress.

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    Little Latin and no Greek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Little Latin and no Greek.
    Latin was an improvement over Greek.

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    I'm sure many in Athens will disagree with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm sure many in Athens will disagree with that.
    I'm sure you're right.

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