The Supreme Chancellor, also known as the High Chancellor, was the head of state of the Galactic Republic. He or she was elected by and from the number of senators who made up the Galactic Senate. That office was abolished when Chancellor Sheev Palpatine transformed the Republic into a Galactic Empire and bestowed upon himself the title of Galactic Emperor.
Behind the scenesEdit
The first mention of what would become known as Supreme Chancellor was in novelization of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In the novel's prologue, it was stated that "the ambitious Senator Palpatine caused himself to be elected President of the Republic." Beginning with Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 1999, the title became canonically known as Supreme Chancellor.