Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet, was an English businessman. Married to Margaret Thatcher, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, he was the first male spouse of a British prime minister. Granted the Thatcher baronetcy in 1990, he is the most recent commoner to have been awarded a hereditary title.
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About Denis Thatcher
Known best as the spouse of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, this English businessman made millions through his management of the Atlas company. He later worked for Attwoods, Quinton Hazell, Halfords, and other major businesses.
Denis Thatcher Before Fame
Before beginning his business career, he served during World War II in the Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery regiments.
Achievement of Denis Thatcher
In the early years of his marriage to Margaret Thatcher, he paid for his wife's study of law.
Denis Thatcher Family Life
His first marriage, to Margaret Doris Kempson, ended in divorce in 1948. The following year, he met Margaret Hilda Roberts (later Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher); the pair married in 1951 and welcomed twins Mark and Carol in 1953.
Associations of Denis Thatcher
He and his wife were fond of American President George H.W. Bush and of Bush's first lady, Barbara Bush.
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