Stanley Baldwin

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin

Profession: British Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Bewdley, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 14, 1947 (aged 80)

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Married Life

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

Historical Events

  • 1923-01-19 UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Stanley Baldwin and US 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 Britain's first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of struggle by the Labour Party
  • 1924-10-29 Labour minority government loses British parliamentary election to Conservatives led by Stanley Baldwin
  • 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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