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The Right Honourable
The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
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Baldwin in the 1920s
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
7 June 1935 â€“ 28 May 1937
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Preceded by Ramsay MacDonald
Succeeded by Neville Chamberlain
In office
4 November 1924 â€“ 5 June 1929
Monarch George V
Preceded by Ramsay MacDonald
Succeeded by Ramsay MacDonald
In office
23 May 1923 â€“ 16 January 1924
Monarch George V
Preceded by Andrew Bonar Law
Succeeded by Ramsay MacDonald
Lord President of the Council
In office
24 August 1931 â€“ 7 June 1935
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
Preceded by The Lord Parmoor
Succeeded by Ramsay MacDonald
Leader of the Opposition
In office
5 June 1929 â€“ 24 August 1931
Monarch George V
Preceded by Ramsay MacDonald
Succeeded by Arthur Henderson
In office
22 January 1924 â€“ 4 November 1924
Monarch George V
Preceded by Ramsay MacDonald
Succeeded by Ramsay MacDonald
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
22 May 1923 â€“ 28 May 1937
Preceded by Andrew Bonar Law
Succeeded by Neville Chamberlain
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
27 October 1922 â€“ 27 August 1923
Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law
Preceded by Sir Robert Horne
Succeeded by Neville Chamberlain
President of the Board of Trade
In office
1 April 1921 â€“ 19 October 1922
Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Preceded by Sir Robert Horne
Succeeded by Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame
Member of Parliament
for Bewdley
In office
29 February 1908 â€“ 30 June 1937
Preceded by Alfred Baldwin
Succeeded by Roger Conant
Personal details
Born (1867-08-03)3 August 1867
Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK
Died 14 December 1947(1947-12-14) (aged 80)
Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, UK
Resting place Worcester Cathedral
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lucy Ridsdale (m. 1892; her death 1945)
Children 6, including Oliver Ridsdale and Arthur Windham
Education

Trinity College, Cambridge
Mason College

Profession Industrialist

You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.
Stanley Baldwin
I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.
Stanley Baldwin
The only defense is offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you wish to save yourselves.
Stanley Baldwin
The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
Let us never forget this: since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.
Stanley Baldwin
The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
Stanley Baldwin
Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of the defense of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover; you think of the Rhine.
Stanley Baldwin
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
War would end if the dead could return.
A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time – patience.
Stanley Baldwin
I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
Stanley Baldwin