Stanley Baldwin was born at Lower Park House, Lower Park, Bewdley in Worcestershire, England to Alfred Baldwin and Louisa Baldwin (née MacDonald). Through his mother, Baldwin was a first cousin of the writer and poet Rudyard Kipling. As a young man Baldwin served very briefly as a Second Lieutenant in the Artillery Volunteers at Malvern. He married Lucy Ridsdale on 12 September 1892. Mr Baldwin became involved in politics in the early-20th century and served as Prime Minister from 1923-24, 1924-29 and 1935-37. Baldwin also served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer and was the Leader of the House of Commons. Stanley Baldwin was created 1st Earl of Bewdley in 1937. Earl Baldwin died on the 14th of December 1947 at his home, Astley Hall.