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Thomas Griffiths (1867–1955) was a Welsh trade union official and Labour Party politician, he was a Member of Parliament for Pontypool from 1918 to 1935.[1]

Thomas Griffiths
Member of Parliament for Pontypool
In office
14 December 1918 – 14 November 1935
Succeeded byArthur Jenkins
Personal details
Neath, Wales
Died4 February 1955
Oxford, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Mary Elizabeth Morgan
ProfessionTrade Union Official


Early lifeEdit

Griffiths was born in 1867 in Neath, Wales and was educated at the Melyn Voluntary School.[1] In 1899 at the age of 32 Griffiths became a student at the newly opened Ruskin College in Oxford, England.[1] In his home town he worked in the local steel industry and also served on Neath Town Council.[1]


He was appointed a Divisional Officer of Iron and Steel Trades Confederation and in the 1918 General Election he became the Member of Parliament for Neath.[1] Between 1919 and 1925 he was a Labour Party Whip and in 1924 he briefly became the Treasure of the King's Household.[1]

Private lifeEdit

He married Mary Elizabeth Morgan in 1891 and they had a son and a daughter, he died aged 87 in Oxford, England on 4 February 1955.[1]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Mr. T. Griffiths Former Labour M.P. For Pontypool". Obituary. The Times (53160). London. 8 February 1955. col D, p. 10.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Pontypool
Succeeded by
Arthur Jenkins
Political offices
Preceded by
George Gibbs
Treasurer of the Household
Succeeded by
George Gibbs