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Future British prime minister Stanley Baldwin is born in central England.

Stanley Baldwin, circa 1920
08/03/1867

Stanley Baldwin, future prime minister of Great Britain during the nineteen twenties and thirties, was born on this day in Bewdley, in the English county of Worcestershire, the son of a prosperous steel manufacturer. He studied history at Cambridge University and became a Conservative Party member of Parliament in 1908 in the local seat his father had previously held. He worked his way up party ranks and by 1922 had become Chancellor of the Exchequer.  The following year, due to Andrew Bonar Law's retirement on health grounds, Baldwin completed his swift rise and began the first of his three terms as Prime Minister.  He died in 1947 and is buried in Worcester Cathedral.  (By John Osborne)

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Anne Perkins, Baldwin (London: Hause Publishing, 2006), 1-22.

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