Viewing Gideon S. Ives (1846-1927).
In 1909, "Governor" Gideon Ives was appointed Referee in Bankruptcy. This appointment followed decades of public service in local and state government. He served St. Peter as city attorney and mayor, Nicollet County as state senator in 1887-1889, and the State of Minnesota as Lieutenant Governor in 1891-1893, whence the title "Governor." In 1903, he moved to St. Paul to practice law. He became active in several fraternal lodges, and served as President of the Minnesota Historical Society in 1918-1921. He was a Bankruptcy Referee until his death on December 20, 1927, at age eighty-one. In April of the following year the Ramsey County Bar Association presented a memorial to him in district court.