Peace: 1934

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Henderson, Arthur (1863-1935), a British statesman, served as president of the World Disarmament Conference from 1932 to 1935. He won the 1934 Nobel Peace Prize. He was elected to Parliament in 1903, and served as chairman of the Labour Party from 1908 to 1910 and from 1914 to 1917.

Henderson was born in poverty in Glasgow. He left school at 12, became an iron molder, and joined the trade-union movement.