Henderson

Henderson

[hen-der-suhn]
noun
1.
Arthur, 1863–1935, British statesman and labor leader: Nobel peace Prize 1934.
2.
David Bremner [brem-ner] , 1840–1906, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1899–1903.
3.
Fletcher ("Smack") 1898–1952, U.S. jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader.
4.
a city in NW Kentucky, on the Ohio River.
5.
a city in SE Nevada, near Las Vegas.
6.
a city in N North Carolina.
7.
a town in E Texas.
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Henderson (ˈhɛndəsən)
 
n
Arthur. 1863--1935, British Labour politician. As foreign secretary (1929--31) he supported the League of Nations and international disarmament; Nobel peace prize 1934

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city, seat of Henderson county, northwestern Kentucky, U.S., on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River, 7 miles (11 km) south of Evansville, Indiana. The town site, around Red Banks (settled 1784), was laid out in 1797 by the Transylvania Land Company and named for its promoter, Richard Henderson. Originally a farming settlement, its economy is evenly balanced among industry, agriculture (corn [maize], soybeans, wheat, livestock, and tobacco), oil, and coal. Manufactures include processed food (poultry), plastics, aluminum die castings, and apparel.

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