Civic leader George Pillsbury dies

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 14, 2012 - 6:05 AM

For decades, he was a giant in Minnesota business, politics and philanthropy.

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smarterthanuOct. 13, 12 7:49 PM

George will be missed deeply. Our current generation of Republicans could learn much from his example.

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gimbelOct. 13, 12 9:01 PM

Mr. Pillsbury sounds like an old fashioned moderate Republican who kept working for his ideals right up until the last day that he could. Well done Mr. Pillsbury. Yours is a great example to emulate.

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sjhuotOct. 13, 12 9:18 PM

A classic great Minnesotan, in the tradition of Hubert Humphrey, Paul Wellstone, Elmer Andersen, Arne Carlson, and Al Quie. All were people that put the general welfare of all of Minnesota above petty partisan politics.

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norhtstarOct. 13, 1211:39 PM

George Pillsbury will be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him. He was a gentleman, a patriot, and a great Minnesotan. May he rest in peace.

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harrisstevenOct. 13, 1211:54 PM

Met him several times. Quite a gentleman. He is missed.

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paulsmith56Oct. 14, 1212:17 AM

George was a true gentleman. Lux et veritas.

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justamom41Oct. 14, 12 9:24 AM

George Pillsbury appears to have been a decent man who will be missed by family and friends. Something that will not be missed, however, is his brand of Republicanism - pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood, and misguided advocacy of "world population control."

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dave9398Oct. 14, 1210:33 AM

I see a lot of republican bashing here but how are they different from the current crop of democrats? All politicians now seem to only be concerned with pleasing their base and getting re-elected. RIP George

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kieronOct. 14, 1211:07 AM

@ justamom: you mean common sense, not knee-jerk religious dogma.

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lawyerguyOct. 15, 12 8:30 AM

George Pillsbury seemed to be a sincere, likeable and ethical person. How about commenting on those qualities without using this opportunity as a forum for bloviating attacks on Republicans in general?

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