Statue of John S. Pillsbury; students on attached bench

Statue of John S. Pillsbury; students on attached bench

Statue of John S. Pillsbury, 1904. Photographer: Sweet

Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at State Fair

Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at State Fair

Governor John S. Pillsbury and friends at the State Fair, c.1900

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury with her mother, daughter, and grandson, c.1888. Photographer: Arthur B. Rugg

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury, c.1888. Photographer: Arthur B. Rugg

John S. Pillsbury

John S. Pillsbury

Official Governor's Portrait of John S. Pillsbury, 1887. Artist: John Antrobus

John S. Pillsbury home

John S. Pillsbury home

John S. Pillsbury Home, 1005 Fifth Street Southeast, Minneapolis, c.1885. Photographer: William H. Jacoby

John S. Pillsbury sign

John S. Pillsbury sign

A wood-framed, glass-plated sign that hung in the Minnesota governor's office from 1876 to 1884

Governor John Sargent Pillsbury

Governor John Sargent Pillsbury

John Sargent Pillsbury, c.1865. Photographer: Whitney's Gallery

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury

Governor John S. Pillsbury, c.1898

Pillsbury, John Sargent (1827–1901)

In forty-six years as a Minnesotan, John Sargent Pillsbury helped establish what eventually became one of the world's largest flour-milling businesses, served three terms as governor, and contributed—generously and often anonymously—to numerous causes he deemed worthy.

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