William I. Nolan
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William I. Nolan
William Ignatius Nolan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 5th district

July 17, 1929 – March 3, 1933
Walter Newton
Theodore Christianson
24th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota

January 6, 1925 - June 1929
GovernorTheodore Christianson
Louis L. Collins
Charles Edward Adams
34th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Ralph J. Parker
John A. Johnson
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Personal details
Born(1874-05-14)May 14, 1874
Saint Paul, Minnesota
DiedAugust 3, 1943(1943-08-03) (aged 69)
Winona, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Matea E. Solem (1894)
Professionlecturer, politician

William Ignatius Nolan (May 14, 1874 – August 3, 1943) was a politician from the U.S. State of Minnesota. He represented the state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Nolan was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1891 to 1896.

He was member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1903-1907, 1911-1913, and 1917-1923, serving as speaker from 1919–1923. He was Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota from 1925–1929. Nolan was the chairman of the Minnesota Reforestation Commission in 1927.

Nolan was elected as a Republican to the 71st congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter Newton. Nolan was reelected to the 72nd congress and served from June 17, 1929, to March 4, 1933. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the 73rd congress and continued to be an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1934, 1936, and 1938. Nolan resumed his profession as a lecturer. He was elected State railroad and warehouse commissioner in 1942 and served until his death in Winona, Minnesota.


  • United States Congress. "William I. Nolan (id: N000128)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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