Eldon Griffiths

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Sir Eldon Wylie Griffiths (born 25 May 1925) is a former British Conservative politician and journalist.

Griffiths was educated at Ashton Grammar School, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and Yale University. He worked in the Conservative Research Department and became a journalist and farmer. He was managing editor of Newsweek.

Griffiths was elected for Bury St Edmunds at a 1964 by-election, and represented that seat until he retired in 1992. He served as a junior minister for Environment and Sport during the Edward Heath government of 1970 to 1974. He also served as parliamentary spokesman for the Police Federation. In 1985, he was knighted for "political service".[1]

He is a Freeman of the Borough of St Edmundsbury and lives in California and Bury St Edmunds. In June 2013 he announced his third marriage, at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 50154. p. 1. 15 June 1985. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ [1] Bury Free Press

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Aitken
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
1964–1992
Succeeded by
Richard Spring
Political offices
Preceded by
Denis Howell
Minister for Sport
1970–1974
Succeeded by
Denis Howell