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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Politician.

Irving McNeil Ives was a member of the New York State Assembly, 1933-46; author and sponsor of legislation creating the New York State Department of Commerce and the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University; co-author and co-sponsor of a New York State anti-discrimination law; Dean of the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell, 1945-47; United States senator, 1947-59; member of the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare; vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor and Management Field, 1957; President of the International Labor Organization Conference, Geneva, 1953; Republican candidate for governor of New York, 1954.