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Philip Winston Pillsbury

Also Known As: "Teedyboom"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Death: June 14, 1984 (81)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Place of Burial: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles S. Pillsbury, twin and Helen Pendleton Pillsbury
Husband of Eleanor Pillsbury; Corinne Griffith Pillsbury and Eleanor Pillsbury
Father of Phillip Winston Pillsbury; Henry Adams Pillsbury; <private> Pillsbury and <private> Pillsbury
Brother of Mary Pillsbury Lord; Katherine Stevens McKee and Helen Pillsbury

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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 Winston Pillsbury's Timeline

April 16, 1903
Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Age 32
MN, United States
January 12, 1937
Age 33
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
June 14, 1984
Age 81
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
- 1924