Congresswoman McCollum Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a True Minnesota Leader: George S. Pillsbury
For Immediate Release: October 16, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 email@example.com
Washington, DC – On Saturday, George S. Pillsbury – former state senator, philanthropist, business leader, veteran, and civic leader – passed away at his home in Wayzata, Minnesota. A business leader and prominent Republican, Mr. Pillsbury worked for bipartisan solutions and demonstrated a commitment to civic and civil leadership as he worked to protect reproductive rights for women, gay marriage, the arts, and education.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement:
“George Pillsbury was a kind, thoughtful, and extremely generous political and civic leader in the best tradition of Minnesota. I am particularly grateful for George’s leadership and long commitment to women’s reproductive health issues. His many contributions to the quality of life in Minnesota are deeply appreciated by me, and I feel a true debt of gratitude. I wish to extend my most sincere sympathies to Sally and the entire Pillsbury family.”
Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations
and Budget Committees.