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Mae Ella NOLAN

(1886-1973)

NOLAN, Mae Ella, (wife of John Ignatius Nolan), a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., September 20, 1886; attended the public schools, St. Vincent’s Convent and Ayres Business College of San Francisco; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the Sixty-eighth Congresses by special election, January 23, 1923 to fill the vacancies caused by the death of her husband, John Ignatius Nolan, who had been reelected in 1922, and she served from January 23, 1923, to March 3, 1925; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; moved to Sacramento in her later years where she died July 9, 1973; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, Calif.

Bibliography

”Mae Ella Hunt Nolan” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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