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May 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Denis Thatcher, who says "love and loyalty" sustain him through the burdens of being married to a prime minister, turned 70 today and posed for photos arm-in-arm with his wife in the garden at No. 10 Downing St. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's husband, a retired oil company executive, smiled broadly but said hardly a word as his wife, 59, guided photographers through the garden for birthday photos under a magnolia tree.
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June 27, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sir Denis Thatcher, the well-regarded but often-lampooned husband of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died Thursday. He was 88. Thatcher died at London's Lister Hospital, a family spokesman said. He underwent coronary bypass surgery in January and had been hospitalized for several weeks. Born into an upper-middle-class family, Thatcher took over his grandfather's paint and chemicals company after serving in World War II as an army officer.
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June 27, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sir Denis Thatcher, the well-regarded but often-lampooned husband of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died Thursday. He was 88. Thatcher died at London's Lister Hospital, a family spokesman said. He underwent coronary bypass surgery in January and had been hospitalized for several weeks. Born into an upper-middle-class family, Thatcher took over his grandfather's paint and chemicals company after serving in World War II as an army officer.
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December 8, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II awarded former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the coveted Order of Merit on Friday and made her husband a baronet, which is a hereditary knighthood. From now on Denis Thatcher will be formally addressed as Sir Denis and his wife as Lady Thatcher, although she insisted Friday she wished to be known simply as "Mrs. Thatcher." "I have done pretty well out of being Mrs. Thatcher," said the former prime minister, who resigned Nov.
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May 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Denis Thatcher arrived back at 10 Downing Street today from a visit to the United States and failed to notice his wife waiting in the front hall. "Hello, how are you," cried Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as her husband, who turns 75 Thursday, headed for their private apartment on the top floor of 10 Downing Street. Stopped in his tracks, Denis turned, gave her a quick kiss and strode off.
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December 8, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II awarded former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the coveted Order of Merit on Friday and made her husband a baronet, which is a hereditary knighthood. From now on Denis Thatcher will be formally addressed as Sir Denis and his wife as Lady Thatcher, although she insisted Friday she wished to be known simply as "Mrs. Thatcher." "I have done pretty well out of being Mrs. Thatcher," said the former prime minister, who resigned Nov.
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May 12, 1985 | CONNIE STEWART
--Denis Thatcher, husband of Britain's first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, turned a philosophical 70 Friday, saying that he keeps fit with "gin and cigarettes." Thatcher was interviewed by his journalist daughter, Carol, for the London Daily Telegraph. "I agree with Maurice Chevalier, who said, 'It feels fine when you consider the alternative,' " Thatcher said about growing old. "I can still play 36 holes of golf in a day.
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June 2, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
President and Mrs. Bush wound up a weeklong trip to Europe on Thursday, celebrating a "special relationship" sealed with a kiss. Make that two kisses. As Barbara Bush arrived Thursday morning at No. 10 Downing St., Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's official residence, Denis Thatcher, the prime minister's husband, stepped out and, lifting her hand to his lips, greeted her with a courtly kiss. "Can we have the kiss again?' a British photographer called out. U.S. Initiative This time, it was an American initiative, as Barbara Bush raised Denis Thatcher's hand to the appreciative clicking of camera shutters.
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November 29, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crowd cheered, Margaret Thatcher raised her hand in a familiar wave and then she was gone, out the gates of Buckingham Palace and into history. Thatcher, prime minister for more than 11 years, had formally resigned and returned her "letters patent" to Queen Elizabeth II and bade the monarch farewell in a 45-minute audience Wednesday morning. She had already made her final appearance as prime minister at the House of Commons and said goodby to her staff at 10 Downing St.
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December 4, 1989 | SUSAN BAER, THE BALTIMORE SUN
When psychiatrist Dr. Richard Roukema and history teacher Marge Roukema moved to the small town of Ridgewood, N.J., 32 years ago, they were known around town as "Dr. Roukema and his wife, Marge." Years later, when she became a local school official, they were referred to as "Dr. Roukema and the vice president of the school board, Marge Roukema." In 1981, after she was elected to the U. S.
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November 29, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crowd cheered, Margaret Thatcher raised her hand in a familiar wave and then she was gone, out the gates of Buckingham Palace and into history. Thatcher, prime minister for more than 11 years, had formally resigned and returned her "letters patent" to Queen Elizabeth II and bade the monarch farewell in a 45-minute audience Wednesday morning. She had already made her final appearance as prime minister at the House of Commons and said goodby to her staff at 10 Downing St.
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May 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Denis Thatcher arrived back at 10 Downing Street today from a visit to the United States and failed to notice his wife waiting in the front hall. "Hello, how are you," cried Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as her husband, who turns 75 Thursday, headed for their private apartment on the top floor of 10 Downing Street. Stopped in his tracks, Denis turned, gave her a quick kiss and strode off.
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December 4, 1989 | SUSAN BAER, THE BALTIMORE SUN
When psychiatrist Dr. Richard Roukema and history teacher Marge Roukema moved to the small town of Ridgewood, N.J., 32 years ago, they were known around town as "Dr. Roukema and his wife, Marge." Years later, when she became a local school official, they were referred to as "Dr. Roukema and the vice president of the school board, Marge Roukema." In 1981, after she was elected to the U. S.
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June 2, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
President and Mrs. Bush wound up a weeklong trip to Europe on Thursday, celebrating a "special relationship" sealed with a kiss. Make that two kisses. As Barbara Bush arrived Thursday morning at No. 10 Downing St., Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's official residence, Denis Thatcher, the prime minister's husband, stepped out and, lifting her hand to his lips, greeted her with a courtly kiss. "Can we have the kiss again?' a British photographer called out. U.S. Initiative This time, it was an American initiative, as Barbara Bush raised Denis Thatcher's hand to the appreciative clicking of camera shutters.
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April 24, 1989 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Charles E. Horner is associate director of the U.S. Information Agency. But he knew his wife was more influential when a letter arrived for "Mr. and Mrs. Constance Horner." Her "better half" founded the Denis Thatcher Society, named after the retiring husband of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It's a tongue-in-cheek support group for "men whose wives are deservedly more prominent and influential than they are," he said. Constance J. Horner, for instance, oversees 2.2 million federal employees as director of the Office of Personnel Management and is nominated to be undersecretary of health and human services.
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May 12, 1985 | CONNIE STEWART
--Denis Thatcher, husband of Britain's first woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, turned a philosophical 70 Friday, saying that he keeps fit with "gin and cigarettes." Thatcher was interviewed by his journalist daughter, Carol, for the London Daily Telegraph. "I agree with Maurice Chevalier, who said, 'It feels fine when you consider the alternative,' " Thatcher said about growing old. "I can still play 36 holes of golf in a day.
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April 24, 1989 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Charles E. Horner is associate director of the U.S. Information Agency. But he knew his wife was more influential when a letter arrived for "Mr. and Mrs. Constance Horner." Her "better half" founded the Denis Thatcher Society, named after the retiring husband of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It's a tongue-in-cheek support group for "men whose wives are deservedly more prominent and influential than they are," he said. Constance J. Horner, for instance, oversees 2.2 million federal employees as director of the Office of Personnel Management and is nominated to be undersecretary of health and human services.
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January 17, 1985 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has made a public declaration of love for her husband. "Life with him is marvelous and I adore him," the so-called Iron Lady said of Denis Thatcher, a wealthy businessman who has no government or political role. "I think he is wonderful and I could not do without him." Thatcher's rare and romantic glimpse of domestic life with Denis came in a radio interview Wednesday.
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May 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Denis Thatcher, who says "love and loyalty" sustain him through the burdens of being married to a prime minister, turned 70 today and posed for photos arm-in-arm with his wife in the garden at No. 10 Downing St. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's husband, a retired oil company executive, smiled broadly but said hardly a word as his wife, 59, guided photographers through the garden for birthday photos under a magnolia tree.
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