Philip Winston Pillsbury (1903 - 1984)

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Nicknames: "Teedyboom"
Birthplace: Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Death: Died in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
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About Philip Winston Pillsbury

Philip Winston Pillsbury was chairman emeritus of the Pillsbury Co. He was a member of the Yale College Class of 1924.

Pillsbury was a grandson of Charles Pillsbury, co-founder of the flour-milling company which has grown to be among the world's largest diversified food companies. His father, Charles S. Pillsbury, was a long-time company Director.

Pillsbury was elected to the board of directors in 1928; in 1940, he became president, and maintained that post after election to the chairmanship of the board in 1951.

Pillsbury started as a laborer at the company. He was a master miller before accepting promotion to sales and management positions. Pillsbury was said to be one of the few milling executives to have a real knowledge of flour milling.

At Yale, Pillsbury was nicknamed Teedyboom. He was a starting guard on the undefeated and untied 1923 football team, an All-American water polo athlete, and a tenor for the Yale Glee Club. [2]

1. New York Times, June 15, 1984, Associated Press story 2.,9171,898183,00.html

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Philip Pillsbury's Timeline

April 16, 1903
Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
June 14, 1984
Age 81
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
- 1924
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States