Paul V. Nolan

Paul Nolan (November 5, 1923 – June 25, 2009) was an American physician, veteran, statesman, Hamilton County Commissioner, and one term in the Tennessee Legislature. He was married to Anne Nolan. Nolan Elementary School in Signal Mountain, Tennessee was named after him.[1]

Paul V. Nolan
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
In office
Personal details
Born(1923-11-05)November 5, 1923
Bladenboro, North Carolina
DiedJune 25, 2009(2009-06-25) (aged 85)
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anne Nolan
ChildrenThomas L Nolan, John A Nolan
ResidenceSignal Mountain, Tennessee
Alma materMars Hill Junior College, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Occupationdoctor, County Commissioner

Early lifeEdit

Nolan was born in Bladenboro, North Carolina. He graduated from Mars Hill Junior College and the two-year medical program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from medical school at the University of Maryland. While in the military, he received a Master's in Public Health from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.[1]

Military serviceEdit

During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy at Camp LeJeune, N.C., and then served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. After Berkeley, he served as a Preventive Medicine Officer in the Tactical Air Command at Langley Field in Virginia.[1]

Later careerEdit

He moved to Signal Mountain in 1959 when he accepted the position of medical director for E.I. DuPont of Chattanooga.[1]

Dr. Nolan was a member of the Hamilton County Quarterly Court from 1966 until 1978, and served as a state representative to the 86th Tennessee General Assembly from 1969 to 1970, representing the sixth district. His political party affiliation was Republican.[2] He served four terms on the County Commission, serving the Signal Mountain/Red Bank area from 1982 until 1998.[3]

He died of liver cancer[1] and was interred at Chattanooga National Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Obituaries - Nolan, Paul V." The Chattanoogan. June 27, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tennessee House Representative 86th General Assembly". Tennessee Government. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Longtime Co. Commissioner Paul Nolan Dies at 85". July 15, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Paul Vernon Nolan". Retrieved January 8, 2017.