John S. Pillsbury lived a pretty awesome American life.
He started numerous companies, the most famous of which gave us the Pillsbury dough boy and biscuits in a tube.
He was also a Republican governor of the state of Minnesota, a philanthropist who did much help the University retire its nineteenth century debt, and a finally a regent of the University. For these acts of service he is called "The Father of the University" and some students at least continue to honor him, as indicated by the effort put forth to cover his head in a stocking cap on this chilly December day.
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