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Nolan, William Ignatius "W.I."

House 1903-08 (District 42); House 1911-14 (District 43); House 1917-24 (District 33)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 5/14/1874 Date of Death: 8/3/1943
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota Birth County: Ramsey Birth Country: United States
Other Names: W.I.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Minneapolis

Occupation (when first elected):  Humoristic Lecturer

EDUCATION

St. Paul Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;
Minneapolis Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryMinnesota National Guard ??/??/1891 to ??/??/1896
State Lieutenant GovernorMinnesota 01/06/1925 to 06/??/1929
U.S. Representative5th Congressional District, MinnesotaElected06/17/1929 to 03/03/1933
State Legislative StaffMinnesota House of Representatives (Chief Clerk of the House) ??/??/1939 to ??/??/1940
State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Railroad and Warehouse CommissionElected??/??/1942 to 08/03/1943

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Matea E. Solem (married in 1894)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Republican Party.

He won a special election to the United States House of Representatives in 1929.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1932 and an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1934, 1936, and 1938.


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Total Days Served: 6580

SESSIONS SERVED

43rd Legislative Session (1923-1924)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1922 Term of Office: 1/2/1923 to 1/5/1925
District: 33 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Leadership Position: Speaker of the House

42nd Legislative Session (1921-1922)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/1920 Term of Office: 1/4/1921 to 1/1/1923
District: 33 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: None Listed
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Leadership Position: Speaker of the House

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1918 Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/3/1921
District: 33 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lecturer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
Banks and Banking (Chair)
Leadership Position: Speaker of the House

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/1916 Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919
District: 33 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lecturer
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
Elections
Reorganization of State Government
Rules and Joint Rules (Chair)
Taxes and Tax Laws
Telephones and Telegraph

38th Legislative Session (1913-1914)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1912 Term of Office: 1/7/1913 to 1/4/1915
District: 43 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lecturer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Banks and Banking
Cities
Elections
General Legislation
Military Affairs
Public Accounts and Expenditures
Rules and Joint Rules (Chair)
Leadership Position: Majority Leader

37th Legislative Session (1911-1912)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1910 Term of Office: 1/3/1911 to 1/6/1913
District: 43 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Humoristic Lecturer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Corporations Other Than Municipal
Crimes and Punishment
Education
Municipal Legislation
Public Accounts and Expenditures
State and Other Libraries
State Normal Schools
Tri-County (Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis Counties)

35th Legislative Session (1907-1908)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/6/1906 Term of Office: 1/8/1907 to 1/4/1909
District: 42 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Humoristic Lecturer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Compensation of Public Officials
Insurance
Labor and Labor Legislation
Municipal Legislation (Chair)
Public Lands
Reapportionment
Taxes and Tax Laws

34th Legislative Session (1905-1906)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1904 Term of Office: 1/3/1905 to 1/7/1907
District: 42 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Humoristic Lecturer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Elections
Hospitals for Insane
Labor and Labor Legislation (Chair)
Soldiers Home
Taxes and Tax Laws

33rd Legislative Session (1903-1904)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/1902 Term of Office: 1/6/1903 to 1/2/1905
District: 42 Residence: Minneapolis
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Humoristic Lecturer
Party: Republican
Committees:
Corporations Other Than Municipal
Labor and Labor Legislation
State Normal Schools
Taxes and Tax Laws
Towns and Counties

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