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Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC

Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC

Male 1867 - 1947  (80 years)

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  • Name Stanley Baldwin 
    Prefix Prime Minister 
    Suffix 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC 
    Born 3 Aug 1867  Bewdley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was born at Lower Park House, Lower Park, Bewdley.
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Dec 1947  Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He died at Astley Hall, near Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. He was cremated and his ashes buried in Worcester Cathedral.
    Cremated Aft 14 Dec 1947 
    Buried Aft 14 Dec 1947  Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sir Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1888 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1892 with a Master of Arts (M.A.). He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Worcestershire in 1897. In 1906 he unsuccessfully contested the seat of Kidderminster. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Unionist) for Worcestershire, Bewdley Division between 1908 and 1937. He held the office of Financial Secretary of the Treasury between 1917 and 1921. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 11 June 1920. He held the office of President of the Board of Trade between 1921 and 1922. He held the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1922 and 1923. He held the office of Leader of the Conservative Party in 1923. He held the office of Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury between 1923 and January 1924. He held the office of Lord Rector of Edinburgh University between 1923 and 1926. He held the office of Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury between November 1924 and 1929.

      He wrote the book "Peace and Goodwill in Industry", published 1925. He wrote the book "The Classics and the Plain Men", published 1926. He wrote the book "On England and Other Addresses", published 1926. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Canada] on 2 August 1927. He wrote the book "Our Inheritance", published 1928. He held the office of Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow between 1928 and 1931. He held the office of Chancellor of St. Andrews University between 1929 and 1947. He held the office of Chancellor of Cambridge University between 1930 and 1947. He held the office of Lord President of the Council between 1931 and 1935. He held the office of Lord Privy Seal between 1932 and 1933. He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.). He wrote the book "This Torch of Freedom", published 1935. He held the office of Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury between 1935 and 1937.

      He wrote the book "Service of Our Lives", published 1937. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 28 May 1937. He was created 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley [U.K.] on 8 June 1937. He was created 1st Viscount Corvedale, of Corvedale, co. Shropshire [U.K.] on 8 June 1937. He held the office of High Steward of Tewkesbury in 1939.

      He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Liverpool University, Liverpool, England. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by University of Wales, Bangor, Wales. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Queen's University, Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Birmingham University, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by Durham University, Durham, County Durham, England. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by London University, London, England. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.
    Person ID I896  Ridsdale Families
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2015 

    Father Alfred Baldwin,   b. 4 Jun 1841,   d. 13 Feb 1908  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Louisa MacDonald,   b. 1845,   d. 16 May 1928  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1866 
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy "Cissy" Ridsdale, Countess Baldwin of Bewdley,   b. Between 1 Jan 1869 and 31 Mar 1869, Bayswater, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1945  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Jul 1892 and 30 Sep 1892  Lewes Registration District, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 2b, p. 341 
    • Lucy Ridsdale and Stanley Baldwin were married.
    Married 12 Sep 1892  Lewes, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lady Diana Lucy Baldwin,   b. 8 Apr 1895, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1982 and 30 Jun 1982, Malvern Registration District, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Lady Leonora Stanley Baldwin,   b. 10 Jul 1896, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1989, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Lady Pamela Margaret Baldwin,   b. 16 Sep 1897, Saint George Hanover Square Registration District, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1976, Malvern Registration District, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Maj. Oliver Ridsdale Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley,   b. 1 Mar 1899,   d. 10 Aug 1958  (Age 59 years)
     5. Lady Esther Louisa "Betty" Baldwin,   b. 16 Mar 1902, Kensington Registration District, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1981 and 30 Jun 1981, Chichester Registration District, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Arthur Windham Baldwin, 3rd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley,   b. 22 Mar 1904,   d. 5 Jul 1976  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1867 - Bewdley, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Registration - Vol. 2b, p. 341 - Between 1 Jul 1892 and 30 Sep 1892 - Lewes Registration District, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1892 - Lewes, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1947 - Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 14 Dec 1947 - Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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