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Helms first encounter with Margaret Thatcher was back in the early 1970's when she came to Washington to meet with a group of conservative Senators. Helms knew, "she would be a leader like few the world has seen." Helms admired her work in Great Britain as the Prime Minister and continously commemorated her on her achievements.

Lady Thatcher's correspondance with Senator Helms were friendly and warm. They conversed on topics such as the Republic of China and Rhodesia while taking the time to write one another regarding retirement or the loss of loved ones. Lady Thatcher even came to Wingate, NC for the 2001 grand opening of The Jesse Helms Center where she cut the opening ribbon and spoke at Wingate University. Their correspondence emphasizes the friendship they shared and respect they had for one another. 

 

 

 
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