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In Memory of John Henson

John Henson

John Henson (April 25, 1965 – February 14, 2014) John Henson was born in Greenwich Connecticut to his parents, Jim and Jane Henson. At seven years old, he and his family moved to Bedford NY, where they lived through John’s childhood years. At sixteen, John, with his friend, John Kahn, bought an old school house in Saugerties, New York. Kahn then trained Henson in the arts of home building, furniture design, and sculpture. These disciplines would become John Henson’s life work. Throughout his adult life, John worked with his family’s business, The Jim Henson Company, as an accomplished puppeteer. He…