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Ira Farnum Willard

Ira Farnum Willard, American banker, lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit.


  • Willard, Ira Farnum was born on July 16, 1911 in Union, South Carolina, United States. Son of George and Mae (Sanders) Willard.

  • Education

    • Student N. Greenville Academy, 1925-1929, United States.C., 1930-1934. Bachelor of Laws, Southeastern U., 1938.


    • With United States Geological Survey, 1934-1935, general accounting office United States Government, 1935-1941. Admitted to South Carolina. bar, 1945. Practiced in Spartanburg, 1947.

      City manager, Hopewell, Virginia, 1948-1952, Alexandria, 1952-1956, Coral Gables, Florida, 1956-1958. City manager Miami, Florida, 1959-1960. President City National Bank, Coral Gables, Florida, 1960-1961, Key Biscayne Bank, Miami, Tom Wood Equipment Corporation, Miami and Tampa.

      Chairman health advisory board Dade County. Florida director People to People Program.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served from Second lieutenant lieutenant colonel, Quartermaster Corps., Army of the United States, 1941-1947. Member League Virginia Municipalities (past president), International City Mgrs. Association, Virginia, District of Columbia, South Carolina. bar associations, American Society Public Administration (president Southern Florida), American, Florida bankers associations, Florida, Miami-Dade, Coral Gables chambers commerce, American Legion.

    Mason (32°, Shriner, Jester), Rotarian.


    • Married Mary Lewis, September 22, 1934. Children: Elizabeth, Ira F., George J., Frances.
    • father: George Willard
    • mother: Mae (Sanders) Willard
    • spouse: Mary Lewis
    • children: Elizabeth Willard
    • Ira F. Willard
    • George J. Willard
    • Frances Willard
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    Died November 21, 1965
    (aged 54)