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Whitney MacMillan retired as Chairman and CEO of Cargill, Inc. on Aug. 31, 1995. A native of Minnesota, he joined Cargill as a general trainee in 1951 after receiving his B.A. degree from Yale University. MacMillan held various jobs with Cargill in San Francisco, Manila and Minneapolis. He was elected CEO in 1976 and Chairman of the Board in 1977. In retirement, he serves on the boards of the International Peace Institute, the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, the Yale President's Council on International Activities, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The Burton K. Wheeler Center, and the National Academy of Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies. With his wife, he operates a cow/calf ranch in Montana.