Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

May 22, 2007

JOHN A.H. SWEENEY, 77

Winterthur Museum curator

Mr. Sweeney, curator emeritus and former assistant to the director of Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, died Thursday in Wilmington, Del., according to his sister-in-law.

Mr. Sweeney helped turn Henry Francis du Pont's collection of American decorative arts into a world-class museum exhibit, said Leslie Greene Bowman, museum director and chief executive officer. Mr. Sweeney attended Yale University, continued his education in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and joined the museum staff as assistant curator after graduation in 1954.

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