Stanley Baldwin

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin Full Name: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British

Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: British Conservative who was Prime Minister three times and who dominated British government between the two world wars.

Baldwin retired in 1937 and was succeeded by Neville Chamberlain. At that time, he was regarded as a popular and successful prime minister.

He was later vilified for presiding over high unemployment during the great depression of the 1930s and for the appeasement of Adolf Hitler.

Born: August 3, 1867
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bewdley, England, United Kingdom

Died: December 14, 1947 (aged 80)

Married Life

  • 1892-09-12 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds writer and activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England

Historical Events in the Life of Stanley Baldwin

  • 1923-01-19 Chancellor of the Exchequer Stanley Baldwin and Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon agree to reschedule repayment of Britain's $4.5 billion war debt over 62 years
  • 1923-05-24 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British Prime Minister
  • 1924-01-16 British Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns
  • 1924-01-23 After Stanley Baldwin's resignation, Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of struggle by the Labour Party
  • 1924-11-04 Stanley Baldwin becomes Britain's Prime Minister for a second time after a landslide victory over Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party
  • 1924-11-21 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • 1925-03-12 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
  • 1934-11-28 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

Quotes by Stanley Baldwin

"True to our traditions, we have avoided all extremes. We have steered clear of fascism, communism, dictatorship, and we have shown the world that democratic government, constitutional methods and ordered liberty are not inconsistent with progress and prosperity." - Communism, Extremism, Fascism, Democracy


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