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Congresswoman McCollum Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a True Minnesota Leader: George S. Pillsbury

October 16, 2012
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  October 16, 2012                                        
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

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.

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