The Rt. Rev. Iveson B. Noland Dies in Plane Crash

Diocesan Press Service. June 23, 1975 [75240]

NEW YORK, N,. Y. -- The Rt. Rev. Iveson Batchelor Noland, Bishop of Louisiana, was among more than 100 persons killed when an Eastern non-stop jet from New Orleans crashed while trying to land during a thunderstorm at Kennedy terminal on June 24. Bishop Noland was en route to a meeting of Provincial Presidents with Presiding Bishop John M. Allin. Bishop Noland was President of the Fourth Province, a group of eighteen southeastern United States dioceses.


The Episcopal Church and the religious community have suffered a grievous loss. Iveson Noland was an outspoken and committed leader of his Church, both in his Diocese of Louisiana and in the eighteen dioceses of the Fourth Province, which he served as President. I have lost a particularly c lose and dear friend of many years standing. A Memorial Service for Bishop Noland was held in the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Episcopal Church Center in New York on June 25.

THE RT. REV. IVESON B. NOLAND became Bishop of Louisiana on September 1, 1969, after serving from 1952 to 1961 as Suffragan Bishop and from 1961 to 1969 as Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Louisiana.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., he was born September 10, 1916, received his B. A. degree at Louisiana State University in 1937 and his B. D. degree in 1940 from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1940. Beginning his career as curate of St. James' Church in Baton Rouge, 1940-41, he served as rector of Trinity Church in Natchitoches, 1941-46, and was also a U. S. Army Chaplain during that time as priest-in-charge of St. Paul's Church at Winnfield, La. Postwar pastoral assignments took him to Charlotte, N. C., as rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter, 1946-50, and to Lake Charles, La., as rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1950-52. He was chairman of the diocesan Department of Christian Relations, 1950-53.

After his consecration as Suffragan Bishop of Louisiana on October 1, 1952, he took over responsibility for youth and college work and for the laymen's program in the Diocese.

Bishop Noland was elected Alumnus of the Year, 1970, by Louisiana State University.

He is the president of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, composed of nearly all the Christian communions in the state.

Bishop Noland's marriage to Nell Killgore Burden took place February 3, 1936. They have three sons and four grandchildren.