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Henry Francis du Pont

businessman, museum founder
Born: 1880
Birthplace: Winterthur, Del.

Armed with his Harvard B.A. he became a director of the family's chemical business, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., from 1915–69. He is remembered for founding the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum in 1951, that houses early American decorative art works, furniture, and horticultural gardens.

Died: 1969

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