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 Matthew Alexander Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson

Birth
Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Death 9 Mar 1955 (aged 88)
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 8 Lot 15 Grid X-8.5
Memorial ID 474 · View Source
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Matthew Henson 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 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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew Alexander Henson (8 Aug 1866–9 Mar 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 474, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .