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Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister

Sitter in 34 portraits
Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the office in Britain and was re-elected twice, in 1983 and 1987. Educated at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School and Somerville College, Oxford, her first career was as a research chemist (1947-51). She was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1954. Her career at the House of Commons began when she was elected MP for Finchley in 1959. Created a Life Peer in 1992.

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P1261

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 24 May 1977
NPG P1261

5728

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher

by Rodrigo Moynihan
oil on canvas, 1983-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5728

6476

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
ink and watercolour on paper, 1983
NPG 6476

6834

The House of Commons, 24 July 1986

by Christopher John ('Chris') Orr
aquatint and etching, 1986
NPG 6834

x165791

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 15 November 1961
NPG x165791

x136993

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1974
NPG x136993

x128604

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (nee Roberts), Baroness Thatcher

by Robin Laurance
bromide print from digital scan, February 1975
NPG x128604

x131958

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

by Tom Blau
modern C-type from original transparency, 1977
NPG x131958