Member Biography

Thomas Martin Nolan 

Member
Sessions Office Position District Party
1971       44 Democrat
1972       44 Democrat
1973       44 Democrat
1974       44 Democrat
1975     Majority Floor Leader 44 Democrat
1976     Majority Floor Leader 44 Democrat
1977       44 Democrat
1978       44 Democrat

Biography

10/24/1916 - 04/07/1989


Thomas Martin Nolan (D44) Allegheny (Part) County 1971-1972 (D44) Westmoreland (Part) County 1973-1978

Early Life:

Thomas Martin Nolan, born October 24, 1916, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Edward J. and Helen Hanley Nolan; Central Catholic High School; corporal, United States Army, Purple Heart and 3 Battle Stars recipient, World War II, 1943-1946; president, Local 1020 United Auto Workers (UAW), 1942-1973; United Auto Workers (UAW) international representative, 1950-1952; elected, justice of the peace, Wilkins Township, 1958-1969; United Auto Workers (UAW) international representative, 1962-1966; elected, commissioner, Wilkins Township, 1967-1968; vice president, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, 16 years; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1969-1970; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1971-1978, elected, Senate Majority Leader, 1975-1976, unsuccessful candidate for reelection, State Senate, 1978; died, April 7, 1989, Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Church Hill Cemetery, Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, American Legion; Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lions; United Auto Workers; Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, justice of the peace, Wilkins Township, 1958-1969.

Elected, commissioner, Wilkins Township, 1967-1968.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 34th legislative district, 1969-1970.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1971-1972; Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Westmoreland (Part) County, 1973-1978; elected, Senate Majority Leader, 1975-1976; appointed, chair, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation, 1975-1978; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 1975-1978; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 1975-1978; unsuccessful candidate for reelection, State Senate, 1978.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (state.pa.us)

Cited:

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members N"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Thomas M Nolan (1915-1989) - Find a Grave Memorial