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Record #: R2013-392   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Tribute to late Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-392.pdf
RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of her passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was the loving wife of the late Denis and the much-adored mother of Carol and Mark; and

WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century and the only woman to hold that office; and

WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was a member of the Conservative Party and served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990; and

WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was nicknamed the "Iron Lady" by a Soviet journalist, which became an enduring reference to uncompromising leadership style; and

WHEREAS, Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire where her father was an Alderman and Mayor, the Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was a research chemist before becoming a barrister; and

WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was elected as a member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959 and was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Science in 1970 by Prime Minister Edward Heath; and

WHEREAS, In 1975 the Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom; and

WHEREAS, As Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher was a strong ally of the United States and moved to spur economic growth in Britain by implementing policies which emphasized deregulation and the privatization of state-owned companies; and

WHEREAS, The Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister in 1990 and was given a life peerage as Baroness Thatcher which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords; and

WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of the Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher serve as an example to all; and

WHEREAS, To her beloved family, the Right Honorab...

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