| Eldon Griffiths |
Wigan, Lancashire, England
|Died||2014-06-03 (Age 89)|
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College (Cambridge) University, Yale University|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
Griffiths was born on 25 May 1925 in Wigan, Lancashire, UK. His Welsh father was a police sergeant. He attended Ashton Grammar School. After World War II 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 was a member of the Foreign Affairs select committee.
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|Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)||7 January 1985||10 January 1985||US|
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- 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
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- "SFO looks at 500m fall of Carroll empire", Dominic O'Connell, Sunday Business, 1 October 2000, p. 1.
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