|Birthplace:||Lewisham, Greater London, England, United Kingdom|
|Death:||Died in London, Greater London, United Kingdom|
|Managed by:||Michael Lawrence Rhodes|
Historical records matching Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet
About Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet
Major Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Baronet, MBE, TD (10 May 1915 – 26 June 2003) was a British businessman, and the husband of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He was born in Lewisham, London, the elder child of a New Zealand-born British businessman, Thomas Herbert (Jack) Thatcher. As of 2013, he is the most recent person outside the Royal Family to be awarded a hereditary title, which he was awarded in 1991.
Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt. was born on 10 May 1915 at Lewisham, Kent, England. He was the son of Thomas Herbert Thatcher and Lilian Kathleen Bird. He married, firstly, Margaret Doris Kempson, daughter of Leonard Kempson, on 28 March 1942 at St. Mary's Church, Monken Hadley, Barnet, Hampshire, England. He and Margaret Doris Kempson were divorced in 1946.1 He married, secondly, Margaret Hilda Roberts, Baroness Thatcher, daughter of Alfred Roberts and Beatrice Ethel Stephenson, on 13 December 1950. He died on 26 June 2003 at age 88.
He was educated at Mill Hill School, England.1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He was invested as a Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) in 1944.1 He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Artillery. He was decorated with the award of the Territorial Decoration (T.D.) in 1946. He was a director of Castrol in 1965. He was a director of Quinton Hazell plc between 1968 and 1998. He was a director of Burmah Oil Trading between 1969 and 1975. He was chairman of Atlas Preservatives. He was vice-chairman of Attwoods plc between 1983 and 1993.