Explorer. He accompanied Commander Peary on all expeditions to the Arctic for 18 years, culminating when they reached the North Pole April 6, 1909. Henson became a distinguished member of the Explorers Club in New York, his biography written in 1947, met President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the White House in 1954. He died in 1955 but his Inuit descendants live on today in Greenland and the USNS Henson sails the world performing oceanographic exploration.
Bio by: Verne Robinson