John J. Nolan, Vice President Emeritus of the IATSE Executive Board, passed away on July 10, 2004. A long time 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. Nolan had the distinction of attending every IATSE Convention, either as a delegate or as an International Vice President, from 1960 to the 2001 convention. Nolan retired in February of 2002.
“John’s many years of service is appreciated by all and he will be sorely missed,” International President Thomas C. Short stated.