Margaret Thatcher

June 2, 2012 | In: Famous Women in history


Margaret Hilda Thatcher or Baroness Thatcher was born on the 13th of October 1925 in Grantham, Lincolnshire a small town in east England. Her father had a small family business, but was a big political figure in town. Although his party was an independent liberal one, he actually supported the Conservative party. These facts were to encourage young Margaret to consider a political life. She was an assiduous pupil, eventually graduating the College of Somerville, Oxford, in 1944, where she studied chemistry. She became the President of The University Conservative Association of Oxford two years later. She graduated with a grate two title, and worked as a chemical scientist for British Xylonite and after that, J. Lyons and Co. Few years later, she joined the Conservative party. A bold move, some would say; however, it provided the necessary strength for the future prime-minister.

She was the Prime-Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979, until 1990. Her mandate was the longest in the 20th century. Before her, Lord William Ewart Gladstone had that title, with almost 11 years in service, with 4 mandates; but Miss Thatcher had a few months over him, in terms of time served as prime-minister. The longest mandate, before her, was of Lord Liverpool.

Baroness Thatcher was the only woman elected prime-minister, or leader of a major political party in history of the UK.

Without doubt, she is one of the most important English political figures, not only because of the longest mandate in modern time, but also because of her strong will and tremendous personality who literally changed English history.


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