Rise from factory to fame.He began life as a factory boy but through grit and dedication rose to become Foreign Secretary and went on to the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. .
Now Newcastle City Council is honouring the memory of Arthur Henderson For the 1940s government minister, see Arthur Henderson, Baron Rowley; for other people see Arthur Henderson (disambiguation)
Arthur Henderson (September 13 1863 – October 20 1935) was a British union leader, politician, disarmament advocate, and the 1934 Nobel Peace with a commemorative plaque.
Henderson left school at nine and started work in Robert Stephenson's locomotive works behind Newcastle Central Station three years later. Despite working 10 hours a day, he attended night classes and when he lost his job as an iron moulder and was jobless for 14 months he used the time to continue his education and worked as a Methodist lay preacher.
A leading trade unionist, he became chairman of the Labour Party in 1908 and then leader. He chaired the Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. Disarmament Conference and in 1934, a year before he died, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.