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J. Robert "Bob" Stassen (August 15, 1927 – October 15, 2015) was an American businessman, Baptist minister, and politician.

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Stassen was born in West St. Paul, Minnesota; his uncle was Harold Stassen who served as Governor of Minnesota. Stassen graduated from South St. Paul High School and then served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1951, Stassen received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and then received his degree from a Baptist seminary to become a minister in that denomination. He also went to William Mitchell College of Law. He was in the life insurance and banking businesses; Stassen was president of the West St. Paul State Bank. From 1973 to 1976, Stassen served in the Minnesota State Senate as a Republican. In 1981, Stassen was appointed to the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Stassen died in West St. Paul, Minnesota.[1][2]

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