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With deep sadness…

It is with deep sadness that we inform you

that past Polish Museum of America President Theodore (Ted) Swigon passed away on April 26, 2019. Ted served as President of the PMA from 1979 to 1985. He was employed by the Museum of Science and Industry as the Assistant Exhibits manager from 1969 to 1972 and then as Director of Exhibitions from 1972 to 1980. Ted was involved in many Polish-American organizations including President of the Chicago Intercollegiate Council, Vice President of the Polish American Congress, Illinois Division and Vice President of the Copernicus Foundation. The Polish Museum of America offers our sincere condolences to his family.

Ted Swigon’s wake is at Blake Lamb at 4727 West 103 St in Oak Lawn on Wednesday from 3 pm to 9 pm

T. Swigon, President of the PMA at the opening of the Polish Museum Traveling Exhibit at the Chicago Civic Center. February 11, 1977.

T. Swigon, President of the PMA at the opening of the Polish Museum Traveling Exhibit at the Chicago Civic Center. February 11, 1977.

Olaf Harringer (left), exhibits manager at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and Theodor J. Swigon, assistant exhibits manager, inspect pottery, glassware, textiles, and other pieces from the "Artist-Craftsmen of the Federal Republic of Germany" exhibit.

Olaf Harringer (left), exhibits manager at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and Theodor J. Swigon, assistant exhibits manager, inspect pottery, glassware, textiles, and other pieces from the “Artist-Craftsmen of the Federal Republic of Germany” exhibit.

 

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