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Willard Ives (July 7, 1806 - April 19, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Watertown, New Yorkmarker, Ives attended the common schools, also Belleville (New York) Academy, and Lowville (New York) Academy.He engaged in agricultural pursuits and was also interested in banking.He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1829 and 1830.He served as delegate to the world convention of Methodists held in London, Englandmarker, in 1846.He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirtieth Congress in 1848.

Ives was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853).He served as president of Ives Seminary, Antwerp, New York, which he endowed.He was one of the originators and organizers of Syracuse Universitymarker and served on the board of trustees 1870-1886.He resumed agricultural pursuits.He died in Watertown, New Yorkmarker, April 19, 1896.He was interred in Brookside Cemetery.

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