By Regent Emeritus Norwood L. Robb
One of the great pleasures in our lives was meeting some of the high profile people while I was on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. My wife Barbara and I (of Centennial) were fortunate to meet and be photographed with a very great lady, Margaret Thatcher. She and President Ronald Reagan became great friends.
“They both opposed communism and together they provided a united western counterbalance against the Soviet Union and modernized Europe’s anti-Soviet nuclear shield,” according to AP.
Around 1985, Thatcher was invited by the CU School of Business as a guest speaker and during that same trip she addressed the U.S. Congress and received a rousing applause.
She was the first woman prime minister of Britain and the first to lead a major Western power in modern times. The Soviets dubbed her, “The Iron Lady.” She left her mark on the world. She made a difference. She stands as the model for true leadership – true to her convictions and true to her world.
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