GENERAL BRAYTON IVES, banker, born in the town of Farmington, Connecticut, in 1840, comes from English ancestry, the family having been planted in New England several generations ago. Graduating from Yale University in 1861, he entered the Union army as Adjutant of the 5th Conn. Inf. And served throughout the war, being promoted successively to Captain, in October, 1861; Assistant Adjutant General, with rank of Captain, on the staff of Gen. O.S. Terry, March, 1862; major, 1st Conn. Cav., January, 1864; Lieutenant Colonel, November, 1864, and Colonel of the regiment in January, 1865. During the last year of the War, he served under Custer and Sheridan and was mustered out in August, 1865, a brevet Brigadier General. In 1867, Gen. Ives went into stock brokerage in Wall Street and soon became prominent at the Stock Exchange. Elected vice-president of the Exchange in 1876 and 1877, his associates made him president in 1878 and 1879, and he was a member of the Governing Committee for thirteen years. Retiring from Wall Street in 1889, he accepted the presidency of The Western National Bank, April 1, 1890, and has managed the bank capably until the present time. By diligent study of the problems of finance, Gen. Ives has gained the rank of an authority. He is president of The Northern Pacific Railroad, director of The Mercantile Trust Co., The United States Guarantee Co., and The New York Stock Exchange Building Co., and chairman of The Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. Married in 1867 to Eleanor A., daughter of the Rev S.B.S. Bissell of Norwalk, Conn., he is father of Winifred, Sherwood Bissell, Eunice and Frances Havens Ives. He is a valued member of the Union League, Metropolitan, University, Century, Grolier, Players’, New York Yacht, Tuxedo, and Riding clubs and The New England Society and Loyal Legion. The press has published many essays from his pen. He is a collector of books and bric-a-brac, was a Presidential Elector on the Republican ticket in 1888 and chairman of the finance committee of the centennial celebration in New York, 1889.