WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher leaves behind a legacy at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.
Thatcher served as William & Mary's 21st Chancellor from 1993-2000. She was the first woman to be Chancellor.
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley released the following statement on Thatcher's passing on Monday, April 8:
"Margaret Thatcher was a great force in British and world politics. She was also a cherished member of the William & Mary family, serving splendidly and inimitably as our Chancellor for seven years. We will miss her enormously and deeply mourn her loss."
Thatcher returned to the campus in 2001 for the dedication of her portrait in the Chancellor's robe. The oil-on-canvas painting by Nelson Shanks remains in the Blue Room of the Wren Building.
Margaret Thatcher was 87.
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