Archer Baldwin

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Sir Archer Ernest Baldwin[1] MC (30 December 1883 – 27 March 1966) was a farmer and British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP).

He was born in a log cabin in Tennessee, USA, to which his parents had emigrated. On their return to England, he was sent to Lucton School, Herefordshire, and then entered the family business as a cattle and sheep breeder, as well as becoming an auctioneer and land agent.

He married in 1911 and served in the Royal Horse Artillery in the First World War, being awarded the Military Cross for bravery during a 1918 attack on the Hindenburg Line.

He was active in the National Farmers Union and after being elected a Conservative MP in 1945 he became a Conservative spokesman on agriculture. He was knighted in 1958. He served as member for Leominster from 1945 until 1959. At one time he was a Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire. He died at his home in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Ernest Whittome Shepperson
Member of Parliament for Leominster
19451959
Succeeded by
Clive Bossom