John J. Nolan, Vice President Emeritus of the IATSE Executive Board, died July 10.
A longtime union member, Nolan became a member of the Executive Board in May 1973 and served the International for 31 consecutive years.
Nolan began his career with IATSE Local One in January 1948. In 1960, he was elected as a Trustee of Local One and then served as the Local’s Vice President and President. He served as President until May 1972. Nolan’s commitment to working families was not limited to the IATSE.
In 1971, Nolan began a 30-year term as Vice President of the New York City Central Council, the largest Central Labor Council in the United States. He held this office until his retirement in March 2001. He retired in February, 2002.