Henry Francis du Pont Biography

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