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Stanley Baldwin

former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC, PCc, JP, FRS (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom three times. He presided over the economic crisis of the 1930s and abdication of King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom.


The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

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Stanley Baldwin in 1920
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
7 June 1935 – 28 May 1937
Monarch
Preceded byRamsay MacDonald
Succeeded byNeville Chamberlain
In office
4 November 1924 – 4 June 1929
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byRamsay MacDonald
Succeeded byRamsay MacDonald
In office
22 May 1923 – 22 January 1924
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byBonar Law
Succeeded byRamsay MacDonald
Lord President of the Council
In office
24 August 1931 – 7 June 1935
Prime MinisterRamsay MacDonald
Preceded byThe Lord Parmoor
Succeeded byRamsay MacDonald
Leader of the Opposition
In office
5 June 1929 – 24 August 1931
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byRamsay MacDonald
Succeeded byArthur Henderson
In office
22 January 1924 – 4 November 1924
MonarchGeorge V
Preceded byRamsay MacDonald
Succeeded byRamsay MacDonald
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
22 May 1923 – 28 May 1937
Preceded byBonar Law
Succeeded byNeville Chamberlain
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
27 October 1922 – 27 August 1923
Prime MinisterBonar Law
Himself
Preceded bySir Robert Horne
Succeeded byNeville Chamberlain
President of the Board of Trade
In office
1 April 1921 – 19 October 1922
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded bySir Robert Horne
Succeeded bySir Philip Lloyd-Greame
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
In office
18 June 1917 – 1 April 1921
Serving with Sir Hardman Lever (1917–1919)
Prime MinisterDavid Lloyd George
Preceded bySir Hardman Lever
Succeeded byEdward Hilton Young
Member of Parliament
for Bewdley
In office
29 February 1908 – 30 June 1937
Preceded byAlfred Baldwin
Succeeded byRoger Conant
Personal details
Born(1867-08-03)3 August 1867
Bewdley, Worcestershire, England
Died14 December 1947(1947-12-14) (aged 80)
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England
Resting placeWorcester Cathedral
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Lucy Ridsdale
(m. 1892; died 1945)
Children7, including Oliver and Arthur
ParentsAlfred Baldwin (father)
Education
OccupationIndustrialist
SignatureCursive signature in ink