|Sir Eldon Griffiths|
|Member of Parliament
for Bury St Edmunds
15 October 1964 – 9 April 1992
|Preceded by||William Traven Aitken|
|Succeeded by||Richard Spring|
25 May 1925|
Wigan, Lancashire, England
|Died||3 June 2014(aged 89)|
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College, Cambridge|
|Profession||Journalist and farmer|
Griffiths was born on 25 May 1925 in Wigan, Lancashire. His Welsh father was a police sergeant. He attended Ashton Grammar School. After the Second World War service in the Royal Air Force he gained a double first class degree in history from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and an MA from Yale University.
He became the MP for Bury St Edmunds after a by-election in 1964, and represented the seat until he retired in 1992. His Telegraph obituary claimed he was "rangy, articulate, but dour, (Griffiths was) a political loner, and not over-popular on the Tory benches" However it listed many achievements as MP and in other spheres. 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 made a Knight Bachelor for "political service".
In June 2013 he announced his third marriage, at the age of 88.
He lived in California and Bury St Edmunds.
He was a Freeman of the Borough of St Edmundsbury.
Title and style of address
- Eldon Griffiths (1925-1964)
- Eldon Griffiths MP (from 1964)
- Sir Eldon Griffiths MP (from 1985-1992)
- Sir Eldon Griffiths (from 1992)
- Honorary Freeman Sir Eldon Griffiths (from 2007)
- Langdon, Julia (4 June 2014). "Sir Eldon Griffiths obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- Eldon Griffiths Obituary in the Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 June 2014
- Eldon Griffith obituary in The Guardian Retrieved 4 June 2014
- Daily Telegraph, London 4 June 2014
- The London Gazette: . 15 June 1985. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
- "SFO looks at 500m fall of Carroll empire", Dominic O'Connell, Sunday Business, 1 October 2000, p. 1.
-  Bury Free Press
- The Times Guide to the House of Commons, Times Newspapers Ltd, 1966 & 1987
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Eldon Griffiths
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