10/24/1916 - 04/07/1989

NOLAN, Thomas Martin, a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 24, 1916; graduated, Central Catholic High School; corporal, United States Army (1943-1946, World War II; Purple Heart and 3 Battle Stars recipient); president, Local 1020 U.A.W. (1942-1973); U.A.W. international representative (1950-1952, 1962-1966); elected, justice of the peace, Wilkins Township (1958-1969); elected, commissioner, Wilkins Township (1967-1968); vice president, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO (16 years); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1968, serving 1 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1970-1978); 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); died, April 7, 1989 in Braddock, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Church Hill Cemetery, Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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