Family and educationEdit
Born in Birmingham, Griffith was the son of Thomas Morris Griffith, a master builder. He was educated at University College, Aberystwyth, the University of London and Downing College, Cambridge, where he read law and was President of the Cambridge Union. Ellis-Griffith married Mary, daughter of Robert Owen, in 1892. They had two sons and one daughter.
Upon his appointment as Recorder of Birkenhead in 1907 he was required to re-submit himself to his electorate at Anglesey and was returned unopposed. Whilst an MP he voted in favour of the 1908 Women's Enfranchisement Bill. He was returned unopposed in December 1910. He served in the Liberal administration of H. H. Asquith as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1912 to 1915, in which position he played an important role in steering the Welsh Disestablishment Bill through the House of Commons, and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1914. In 1918 he was created a baronet, of Llanidan in the County of Anglesey and changed his surname to Ellis-Griffith.
|Conservative||J R Roberts||3,197||43.1|
He was returned unopposed in 1900.
|Conservative||C F Priestley||2,638||33.0||n/a|
|Conservative||Richard Owen Roberts||2,436||29.3|
|Coalition Liberal||Ellis Ellis-Griffith||8.898||49.6|
|Labour gain from Liberal||Swing|
|National Liberal||Thomas Arthur Lewis||487||39.5||- 41.3|
|National Liberal hold||Swing||N/A|
- "Griffith (post Ellis-Griffith), Ellis Jones (GRFT880EJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "No. 30557". The London Gazette. 5 March 1918. p. 2782.
- "No. 30565". The London Gazette. 8 March 1918. p. 3043.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith
- Monument to Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith, 1st Baronet, at Brynsiencyn Church
- Portraits of Sir Ellis Ellis-Griffith at the National Portrait Gallery, London
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Sir Owen Thomas
| Member of Parliament for Carmarthen
Sir Alfred Mond, Bt
| Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation|| Baronet
Ellis Arundell Ellis-Griffith