Thatcher, Margaret (Hilda)

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THATCHER, Margaret (Hilda)

THATCHER, Margaret (Hilda). British, b. 1925. Genres: Politics/ Government, Speech/Rhetoric, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Worked as a research chemist for two industrial firms near London, England, 1947-51; personal assistant to Joint Iron Council director; called to the Bar, London, England, 1954; practiced tax and patent law, 1954-61; elected parliamentary representative in the House of Commons for the district of Finchley, 1959-79 and 1991-; Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, London, joint parliamentary secretary, 1961-64; secretary of state for education and science, 1970-74; appointed privy councilor, 1970, and co-chair, 1970-74, of Women's National Committee; leader of Conservative Party, 1975; opposition leader, 1975-79; prime minister and first lord of the treasury, 1979-90; University of Buckingham, Buckingham, England, chancellor, 1992-. Publications: What's Wrong with Politics?, 1968; Let Our Children Grow Tall: Selected Speeches, 1975-1977, 1977; In Defence of Freedom: Speeches on Britain's Relations with the World, 1976-1986, 1987; The Revival of Britain: Speeches on Home and European Affairs, 1975-1988, 1989; The Downing Street Years (memoir), 1993. Contributor to periodicals. Address: House of Lords, London SW1A OPW, England.