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Michael Snow, at the closing ceremony of Wikimania in Alexandria, Egypt on July 19, 2008.

Michael Snow (born in Pfullendorf, Germany)[1] is a Seattle-based lawyer and the current chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.[2]

Snow has volunteered for Wikipedia since December 2003.[3] He is also a Wikipedia administrator and the founder of the English Wikipedia community newsletter, The Signpost.[4]

In 2006 Snow served as a spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation,[5]was appointed to the board in February 2008 and elected chairman on July 17, 2008.[6]


  1. ^ "Board of Trustees - Michael Snow". Wikimedia Foundation. March 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-15.  
  2. ^ McCarthy, Caroline (2008-07-18). "Wikimedia Foundation edits its board of trustees". CNET. Retrieved 2008-07-22.  
  3. ^ Withers, Stephen (2008-07-23). "Wikimedia Foundation trustees get new chair and a new member". iTWire. Retrieved 2008-08-02.  
  4. ^ Cohen, Noam (2007-03-05). "A Contributor to Wikipedia Has His Fictional Side". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2008-08-02.  
  5. ^ Chao, Loretta (2006-10-17). "Beijing Partially Lifts Year-Old Ban on Wikipedia". The Wall Street Journal (Dow Jones & Company, Inc.).  
  6. ^ "Welcome to our new chair...". English Wikipedia mailing list. Retrieved 2008-07-22.  

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Preceded by
Florence Devouard
Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation
July 17, 2008

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on July 19, 2008.]]

Michael Snow (born in Germany)[1] is an attorney and the past chair of the Wikimedia Foundation.[2] He was elected on July 17, 2008, after being appointed as a board member in February.[3]

He is also the founder of the English Wikipedia newsletter, The Signpost.



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