Margaret Thatcher

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Date of Birth October 13, 1925
Place of Birth Grantham, England
Date of Death Apr 8, 2013 (87)
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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As prime minister, she implemented policies that became known as Thatcherism. Thatcher studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. She was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970–1974 government. In 1975, she defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition, the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom.

Born: Margaret Hilda Roberts, October 13, 1925, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013, Westminster, London, England
Resting place: Royal Hospital Chelsea
Political party: Conservative
Children: Mark, Carol
Parents: Alfred Roberts (father)
Education: Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Alma mater: Somerville College, Oxford, Inns of Court School of Law
Occupation: Barrister, chemist, politician
Civilian awards: See list
Monarch: Elizabeth II
Deputy: Geoffrey Howe (1989–90)
Preceded by: James Callaghan
Succeeded by: John Major
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About Margaret Thatcher

She led the United Kingdom's Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990 and served as its first female Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Originally a chemist, she entered into politics and became known as the Iron Lady for her unwavering politics.

Margaret Thatcher Before Fame

She attended the Finkin Street Methodist Church and was involved in field hockey, poetry, swimming and music during grammar school.

Achievement of Margaret Thatcher

Her tenure was marked by mass economic deregulation and the privatization of state-owned companies.

Margaret Thatcher Family Life

Her father was Mayor of Grantham, Alfred Roberts. She married Denis Thatcher in 1951, the couple stayed married for 51 years until Denis passed way in 2003.

Associations of Margaret Thatcher

Queen Elizabeth II was still the monarch on the throne when she held office as prime minister.

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