Nanterre is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department, the western suburbs of Paris. It is located some 11 km north-west of the centre of Paris. Nanterre serves as both the capital of the Hauts-de-Seine department and seat of the eponymous arrondissement; the eastern part of Nanterre, bordering the communes of Courbevoie and Puteaux, contains a small part of the La Défense business district of Paris and some of the tallest buildings in the Paris region. Because the headquarters of many major corporations are located in La Défense, the court of Nanterre is well known in the media for the number of high-profile lawsuits and trials that take place in it; the city of Nanterre includes the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, one of the largest universities in the Paris region. The name of Nanterre originated before the Roman conquest of Gaul; the Romans recorded the name as Nemetodorum. It is composed of the Celtic word nemeto meaning "shrine" or "sacred place" and the Celtic word duron "hard, enduring".

The sacred place referred to is believed to have been a famous shrine. Inhabitants of Nanterre are called “Nanterriens” or "Nanterrois"; the sacred shrine of antiquity, referred to etymologically had been placed by tradition in Mont-Valérien. However, archeological discoveries made between 1994 and 2005 found a Gallic necropolis, dated to the third century BC, call into debate both the exact location of the pre-Roman capital of the Parisii and the initial site of Lutetia, the Roman era Paris; the large necropolis, as well as working people's homes from some time in the ancient era, is near the bank of the Seine, in the northwest of Nanterre, might be the sacred place, being referred to etymologically. Lutetia is mentioned by Julius Caesar in 50 BCE, reporting an assembly in Lutetia in 53 BC between himself, commander of the Roman Legions, local Gallic leaders. Although this had been thought to be Île de la Cité since Caesar mentions an island, the river at Nanterre follows two channels around an island.

In 52 BC, the Parisii took up arms with the Gallic war leader Vercingetorix, were defeated by Titus Labienus, one of Caesar's legates. Caesar mentions in his Commentarii that the Parisii destroyed the bridges and set fire to Lutetia before the arrival of the Roman forces; the archeological work in Nanterre has suggested over 15 hectares of pre-Roman or Roman era construction. These archeologic findings may be an indication that Nanterre was the closest pre-Roman settlement to the City's modern centre. Sainte Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, was born in Nanterre ca. 419–422. On 27 March 2002, Richard Durn, a disgruntled local activist and killed eight town councilors and 14 others were wounded in what the French press dubbed the Nanterre massacre. On 28 March, the murderer killed himself by jumping from the 4th floor of the Quai des orfèvres, in Paris, while he was questioned by two policemen about the reason for his killing in the Nanterre City Hall. Nanterre is divided into two cantons: Canton of Nanterre-1 Canton of Nanterre-2 Nanterre is served by three stations on RER line A: Nanterre – Préfecture, Nanterre – Université, Nanterre – Ville.

Nanterre – Université station is an interchange station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line. Société Générale has its headquarters in the Tours Société Générale in La Nanterre; the company moved into the building in 1995. Faurecia, the sixth-largest automotive parts supplier, has its headquarters in Nanterre. Groupe du Louvre and subsidiary Louvre Hôtels have their head office in Village 5 in La Défense and Nanterre. Senior high schools include: Lycée Joliot-Curie de Nanterre Lycée professionnel Louise-Michel Lycée professionnel Paul-Langevin Lycée professionnel Claude-Chappe The basketball club Nanterre 92 plays at Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez; the rugby union club Racing 92 opened the new Paris La Défense Arena in October 2017 and played their first game in the new facility in December 2017. It has a capacity of 32,000 for 40,000 for concerts; the venue opened as U Arena, but received its current name in June 2018 through a sponsorship deal with Paris La Défense, the company that manages the La Défense business district.

Nanterre is twinned with: La Défense business district. List of tallest structures in Paris Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine department INSEE Official website Université Paris 10 Nanterre Nanterre students News coverage of March 2006 University occupation Pictures of Nanterre Nanterre Cathedral gallery of pictures

Rice Alexander Pierce

Rice Alexander Pierce was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 9th congressional district of Tennessee. Pierce was born on July 1848 in Dresden, Tennessee in Weakley County, he attended the common schools in Tennessee, during the Civil War he served in the Confederate States Army with the Eighth Tennessee Cavalry. After the war, he attended school in London, Ontario and studied law in Halifax, North Carolina, he was admitted to the bar of the supreme court in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1868. In 1869, Pierce commenced practice in Tennessee in Obion County, he served as mayor in 1872. He was elected the district attorney general of the twelfth judicial circuit in 1874, he was re-elected in 1878 and served until 1883. Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress, Pierce served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1885, he was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884, but was elected to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses, served from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893.

Again unsuccessful in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress, he was elected to the Fifty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses. He served from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1905; when Pierce was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Fifty-ninth Congress in 1904, he resumed the practice of law in Union City, Tennessee. He was chairman of the state Democratic State campaign committee in 1929. Pierce died in Union City, Tennessee on July 12, 1936, he was interred in the City Cemetery. United States Congress. "Rice Alexander Pierce". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Rice Alexander Pierce at Find a Grave

Erica McDermott

Erica McDermott is an American actress known best for her supporting role as Cindy "Tar" Eklund, the sister of the lead character, in the David O. Russell film The Fighter. On 26 April 1973, McDermott was born in Cambridge, United States, North America. While in grade school, she acted in school plays. Having trained as a registered nurse, she focused on her career in the medical profession and raising her family. In 2008, McDermott decided to launch her acting career, starting with an appearance in The MOMologues for a school fundraiser, she continued to develop her skills by taking acting classes at the Rock Educational Cooperative and Plymouth Rock Studios, as well as appearing in various Boston stage productions. In 2009, McDermott began her film career with a supporting role in the film short Mama Raised a Hellraiser, she was soon cast, at the age of 36, as Mark Wahlberg's character's sister in the David O. Russell film The Fighter. McDermott appeared in two more Russell films, American Hustle and Joy.

In 2015, McDermott played Benedict Cumberbatch's wife in the critically acclaimed crime drama film Black Mass. Black Mass Erica McDermott on IMDb Erica McDermott at AllMovie