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Stanley Baldwin
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    (August 3, 1867-December 14, 1947)
    Born in Bewdley, England, United Kingdom
    Member of Parliament for Bewdley (1908-37)
    Chancellor of the Exchequer (1922-23)
    Three-time Prime Minister (1923-24,1924-29,1935-37)
    Member of the Conservative Party
    He joined the Trinity College Debating Society, but was asked to resign for never speaking.
    His first stint as Prime Minister lasted less than a year before he lost a vote of confidence.
    When Italy invaded Ethiopia, he delivered a speech promising to support Ethiopia, then sent his foreign minister to secretly negotiate a deal that would have given most of the country to Italy (1935).
    Winston Churchill considered him too concillatory to Hitler and said, 'I wish Stanley Baldwin no ill, but it would have been much better if he had never lived.'
    He donated a fifth of his modest fortune to the Treasury to help pay off Britain's World War I debts.
    He organized the Central Electricity Board (1926), which increased British electrical output fourfold while cutting generating costs.
    He led an appeal to provide financial assistance to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany (1938).

Credit: C. Fishel


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