Arthur Henderson

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Henderson, Arthur


Born Sept. 13, 1863, in Glasgow; died Oct. 20, 1935, in London. English political figure. One of the right-wing leaders of the Labour Party; from 1911 to 1934 its secretary.

From 1915 to 1917 during World War I, Henderson was a member of the governments of H. Asquith and D. Lloyd George, supporting a policy of “war until victory.” In 1924 he was home secretary in the first Labour cabinet of R. MacDonald. From 1929 to 1931 he was foreign secretary in MacDonald’s second cabinet. In 1929 this cabinet, under pressure from the popular masses, reestablished diplomatic relations with the USSR, which had been severed by Great Britain in 1927. In 1932 to 1933, Henderson was chairman of the international disarmament conference.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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