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A biographical note states that "Nolan served as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee (of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee) on Separation of Powers, which was chaired by Senator Sam Ervin from 1972 to 1975. When Sen. Ervin was appointed to chair the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (the "Watergate Committee"), Nolan was named Counsel to that committee. He subsequently became Legislative Counsel to Senator John Glenn (1975-6), before being named Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Energy, Nuclear Proliferation, and Federal Services, chaired by Sen. Glenn in 1976. In 1978, Nolan moved to the White House, where he worked as Counsel for Legislation in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In 1980, he became Congressional Liaison at the White House, providing congressional assessment to President Jimmy Carter, of proposed policies and legislation, and devising and directing the Administration’s legislative strategy for the Power Plant Fuels Conservation Act of 1980."
"Following the change in Administration in 1981, Nolan joined the Edison Electric Institute, the body that brings together United States electrical utilities, as Vice President, Legislative Affairs, becoming Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs in 1988, and, two years later being named Executive Vice President, Policy and External Affairs. He successfully developing balanced regulatory and legislative approaches to energy, environmental and economic issues by working closely with business, labor, consumer, and environmental groups, Congress, the Administration, and regulatory bodies. In addition to working closely with the CEOs of the industry in the United States, he also expanded the number of international member country affiliates to more than 50 and facilitated the interaction between the heads of these company’s and the Institute’s domestic member companies on policy issues and other matters of common interest," it states.
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