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.'

Margaret Thatcher

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 4.52in (163.9cm)
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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