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George Sturgis Pillsbury (July 17, 1921–October 13, 2012) was an American businessman and politician.

Pillsbury was born in Crystal Bay, Orono, Minnesota. He went to The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota, and to St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1942, he graduated from Yale University. Pillsbury served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He worked for the Pillsbury Company and lived in Wayzata, Minnesota. Pillsbury was also involved in the banking, railroad, and clothing businesses. Pillsbury served on the Orono School Board and was a Republican. Pillsbury served in the Minnesota Senate from 1971 to 1982. His grandfather Charles Alfred Pillsbury also served in the Minnesota Legislature. He died at his home on Lake Minnetonka in Orono, Minnesota.[1][2][3]


  1. Minnesota Legislators: Past & Present-George Sturgis Pillsbury
  2. George S. Pillsbury-obituary
  3. 'Who's Who in Commerce and Industry,' Volume 14, Biographical Sketch of George Sturgis Pillsbury, pg. 1039

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