Cargill (Mac) MacMillan, Jr., great grandson of Cargill founder W.W. Cargill and son of Cargill MacMillan, past president of Cargill, passed away on Monday, November 14. He was 84.
Mr. MacMillan’s career with Cargill spanned 38 years. He joined the company as a trainee in 1950 shortly after graduating from Yale University. He held various positions in Buffalo, New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis and is credited with the vision, design and construction of the Cargill Office Center in Minneapolis. He also served on the Cargill Board of Directors from 1963 to 1996 and chaired the Finance Committee. Following his retirement from Cargill, Mac remained an active and supportive shareholder.
Throughout his life, Mr. MacMillan offered his time and talents to many leading civic organizations. He and his wife also were great supporters of the arts and circled the globe acquiring art for their renowned collection. Much of that collection has been donated to museums across the country.
Mr. MacMillan is survived by his wife, their six children, 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as his brother Whitney, a sister and his former wife.
A story on Mr. MacMillan’s life appeared in today’s Star Tribune.