How tall was Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher's Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

Margaret Thatcher was the British Prime Minster from 1979 until 1990.
In a 1979 Interview, it mentioned "Margaret Thatcher is 5ft 5in tall and takes size 14 in dresses. Forthright, she says she weighs 9½ stone.".
In a book - Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith - the author described how her office submitted "personal details in preparation for receiving an honorary degree at Georgetown University: ‘Height 5'4";** Weight 10.5 stone; Coat 14 English; Hat size 7’", **'Mrs Thatcher sometimes gave her height as 5 foot 4 inches, and sometimes as 5 foot 5 inches.'

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How tall is Margaret Thatcher
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How tall is Margaret Thatcher
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Average Guess (18 Votes)
5ft 4.64in (164.2cm)
Sinclair said on 28/Dec/21
Rob, what peak height would you put British politician Denis Healey at? 5’11.25”?

I recall in photos with Norman Tebbit (who I have at 5’11” peak), Healey was around the same height as Tebbit, perhaps a tad taller.
Editor Rob
Well if you go back to the mid 80's with neil Kinnock and George Bush Click Here, 181 seems a good shout for him.
Sinclair said on 20/Dec/21
Rob, what peak height would you put Denis Thatcher at? 5’11”?

I reckon Norman Tebbit would have reached 5’11” at peak too, both men had a very similar height advantage over Margaret. Who was taller out of Norman and Denis though, I have not yet decided. Perhaps, Tebbit had a better chance at measuring slightly over 5’11” than Denis.
Editor Rob
Compared to Margaret, over 5ft 10 looked likely
Almost 180cm guy said on 24/Feb/21
I am sending a photo of Bush next to Margaret Thatcher from 1983 again, because I noticed that the link is not showing: Click Here
Rob, don't you think Bush could have looked above 6ft 2 alongside Margaret Thatcher and Michael Jackson?
Almost 180cm guy said on 2/Feb/21
I decided to write one more comment. Overall it's hard to say whether Thatcher was 5ft 5 or a fraction over it, in 1979 when she became Prime Minister she was 54 and even then next to Jimmy Carter she looked somewhere in the range of 5ft 4.5 or 5ft 4.75. But in the 80's she made George H W Bush appear to be over 6ft 2. Here are some other photos of them from 1984: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
And one more photo of them together from 1983:
Thatcher might have been 5ft 4.25 at worst at this time and looking at her heels she really made Bush look a good 10 inches taller than her. Rob, what do you see a better chance at 6ft 2.25 for Bush or 5ft 5.25 for young Thatcher?
Almost 180cm guy said on 10/Dec/20
In 1979 when Margaret was 54 she could already lose half an inch so she was probably 5ft 4.5 or 5ft 4.75. I do not exclude the chance that in her youth she could have had a 5ft 5.25. But even she made the George H W Bush looked over 6ft 2. Here are her photos with Bush from 1983: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Bush was 59 at the time and kept his height well even though Margaret was 58 at the time and she might have lost 3/4 inch already, but considering her hair and heels, Bush really looked next to her like he was over 6ft 2. Rob, still I think that 6ft 2.25 would be fine for Bush.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 8/Jan/20
Rob, I think you could add her to the politicians category.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Oct/19
Margaret Thatcher always said that it would be a good thing to return to Victorian values. What would she think of this then? My brother just told me that waste bins are being used as public conveniences! Well, it all saves money! 😝
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/19
Lady Thatcher would today have turned 94. Regards to her kids. 🎂🤫😊👌💐

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Sep/19
This morning, my brother laughingly told me about an incident in which an office girl spilt tea all over Mrs Thatcher's desk, and how nice and reassuring she was to the girl about it! I had an office job for a few months after I left college, every penny of which went towards my next year of school fees.

Well, on the very first day, I was ordered to make the tea, and was about as nervous as a squirrel leaving its nest and exploring the big wide World for the first time. I stumbled as I came in with the tray of tea, and it went all over the boss's desk. He was the NICE one, but the nasty one heard the commotion and said, Robert Patrick-in-the-helicopter style, (in T2), "GET OUT!"

I never made the tea again! 🍵☕❌

Margaret gets 5ft5.
Paul Wood said on 13/Sep/19
I think she was 5ft 4.5in peak, a bit shorter by the time she left office.
James said on 5/Feb/17
5'4" was probably correct. I've no idea why the Left blamed Thatcher for deindustrialisation when British industries had been dependent on Marshall Aid since the 1940s.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/17
Ha ha ha! It looks as though their expenses aren't the only thing they fiddle!
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/17
@ Rob - Stone the crows! How right you are! So even the politicians are at it!!!
So you can scrap my 5ft5 in favour of 5ft4.5, if possible! Also my Dad was 'at an age' (graceful, ain't it?) where he'll have lost some height as well!
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/17
In 1979 she'll have been her full 5ft5. That's the only height I read for her. Of course, as is the way of things, she'll have shrunk a bit later on in life.
My Dad wore a smart white suit to pick up a 'businessman of the year' award (coming third) at a dinner with Mrs Thatcher. I've seen a photo of him shaking hands with her and it does look as though she was still 5ft5 in 1986, as I do know how tall my Daddy is! Ironic, isn't it?
Editor Rob
Sandy, by the time Margaret was leader of this country, she was at an age where she may well have lost half an inch, she might have been 5ft 4.5.
Rory said on 1/Feb/17
5'4.5 could be a better shout.
littlesue said on 1/Feb/17
I would say more 5ft 4.

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