Bachelor, Yale University, 1932. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1934. Dr Humanitarian Service (honorary), Providence College, 1968.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brown University, 1982. Doctor of Business Administration, Bryant College Business Administration, 1990.
Managing partner, Lonsdale Company, Providence, 1940-1943; manager machinery export department, Anderson, Clayton & Company, 1946-1950; trustee, Providence Institution for Savings, 1939-1966; director, Merchants. Cold Storage & Warehouse Company, Inc., 1971-1986; director, Providence Washington Insurance Company, 1942-1974; director, New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1962-1978; director, Providence Investors Company, 1952-1978; treasurer, director, Warwick Land Company, 1932-1974; president, Warwick Land Company, 1960-1974; Chairman of the Board, Warwick Land Company, since 1974.
Board directors Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company, 1938-1982, executive committee, 1959-1982, trust committee, 1960-1982, honorary director, 1982-1991. Chairman Rhode Island United Fund campaign, 1959. President Providence Atheanaeum, 1966-1970, Butler Hospital, 1972-1978, Slater Mill Historic Site, 1981-1983.
Trustee Brown & Ives, since 1946. President United Fund, 1964-1967, Greater Providence Young Men’s Christian Association, 1967-1969. Vestry St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1973-1982, junior warden, 1982-1985, 89-92, senior warden, 1986-1988.
Trustee Rhode Island Foundation, 1961-1994, chairman, 1980-1994. Member of Agawam Hunt (Providence), Hope (Providence), New York Yacht.
Married Hope Linton Drury, June 18, 1937. Children— Margaret H. (Mistress Robert Leeson, Junior), Robert Hale Ives III, William Holland Drury, Thomas Poynton Ives, Moses Brown Ives.