Margaret Thatcher Biography

Margaret Thatcher Biography

Margaret Thatcher is the first woman to be honoured as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. She was the first woman to lead major political party of the country. Being the leader of the Conservative Part, Margaret Thatcher has acted upon many important positions and took major responsibility. She was elected for the premiership in 1979 and after which she was re-elected for consecutively 3 times. She is still recognized as a revolutionary figure; the one who has revitalized the economy of Britain, impacted Trade Union, transformed UK into a fast growing country and established the same as one of the major world powers.

Born: October 13, 1925, Grantham, United Kingdom
Died: April 8, 2013, London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Denis Thatcher (m. 1951–2003)
Children: Mark Thatcher, Carol Thatcher
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom, Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, NME Award for Bastard of the Year
Education: City Law School (1952–1954)

Birth Details & Personal Biography:

Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13th , 1925 in a town of Grantham in Lincolnshire. Margaret Thatcher’s father Alfred Roberts was owner of some grocery shops and along with it he was also an active participant in local politics. Thatcher completed his primary education from Hunting Tower Road Primary School and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School. Margaret completed her graduation from Somerville College and later went to Oxford in 1943 for her specialization in Chemistry. During her tenure in Oxford University, Margaret was elected as the President of Oxford University Conservative Association in 1946. After her post graduation from Oxford Thatcher moved to Colchester for her research work. During this time she joined the local conservative association of Colchester and finally in 1949 she moved to Dart Ford to stand for the election of Member of Parliament.

Career

Margaret Thatcher was an active participant in the political moves of her country from a very early age. During her study days Thatcher was elected as the President of Oxford University Conservative Association. She made her first move for serious political career in the year 1949. Her career line was as follows:

  1. In 1950, Thatcher contested for the safe labor seat in Dart Ford but was not elected. Thatcher was the youngest ever female candidate of Conservative Party.
  2. In 1967, Margaret Thatcher was invited by the Embassy of the United States in London to participate in the International Visitor leadership Program.
  3. In 1979, Thatcher was the first woman in United Kingdom to be elected as the PM on 4th May.
  4. In 1992, she became the member of the House of Lords.
  5. From 1993 to 2000 Margaret served as a Chancellor of the College of William and Mary in Virginia

Awards & Achievements

Margaret Thatcher was well known for her Revitalizing Britain’s Economy and Suppression of Trade Unions.

Quotes

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph."
- Margaret Thatcher

"No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
- Margaret Thatcher

"People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I owe nothing to Women's Lib."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story."
- Margaret Thatcher

"If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim."
- Margaret Thatcher

"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
- Margaret Thatcher

"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
- Margaret Thatcher

"It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend."
- Margaret Thatcher

"It's a funny old world."
- Margaret Thatcher

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."
- Margaret Thatcher

"If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage."
- Margaret Thatcher

"It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake."
- Margaret Thatcher

"It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs."
- Margaret Thatcher

"It's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election."
- Margaret Thatcher

"The battle for women's rights has been largely won."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."
- Margaret Thatcher

"We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."
- Margaret Thatcher

"What Britain needs is an iron lady."
- Margaret Thatcher

"You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure."
- Margaret Thatcher

"A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us."
- Margaret Thatcher

"Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy."
- Margaret Thatcher

"You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive."
- Margaret Thatcher

"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."
- Margaret Thatcher

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
- Margaret Thatcher


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