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  Agnew, Spiro T.
NameSpiro T. Agnew
Towson, Maryland , United States
Born November 09, 1918
DiedSeptember 17, 1996 (77 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 10, 2020 01:30am
Tags Greek - Conservative - Married - Cancer - Anti-Semite - Convicted - Disbarred - Episcopalian -
InfoSpiro Agnew (originally Anagnostopoulos), the son of a Greek immigrant, was born in Baltimore on 9th November, 1918. He attended Johns Hopkins University before serving in the United States Army during the Second World War.

After the war Agnew attended the University of Baltimore and graduated with a law degree in 1947. A member of the Republican Party Agnew was county executive of Baltimore County before being elected governor of Maryland in 1967. During his period of office he introduced a graduated income-tax and an effective anti-pollution law.

In 1968 Richard Nixon selected Agnew as his vice presidential candidate. After the defeat of Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic Party candidate, Agnew developed a reputation as a hard-liner against anti-Vietnam War protesters.

Agnew was re-elected as vice-president in 1972 but the following year it was announced he was being investigated for extortion, bribery and income-tax violations while governor of Maryland. On 10th October, 1973 resigned as vice-president. Found guilty of incorrectly filling in his income-tax returns, Agnew was fined $10,000 and sentenced to three years probation.

Agnew became a business consultant and in 1980 published his autobiography, Go Quietly or Else. Spiro Agnew died in Berlin, Maryland, on 17th September, 1996.


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Wife Elinor Isabel Judefind "Judy" Agnew May 27, 1942-Sep 17, 1996

Television News Coverage - Spiro Agnew  Discuss
  07/01/1976 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-53.29%)
  11/07/1972 US Vice President Won 96.65% (+93.49%)
  08/23/1972 US Vice President - R Convention Won 99.78% (+99.63%)
  03/07/1972 NH US Vice President - R Primary Won 69.68% (+52.44%)
  03/07/1972 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 3.96% (-81.35%)
  11/05/1968 US Vice President Won 55.95% (+20.45%)
  08/08/1968 US Vice President - R Convention Won 83.95% (+69.99%)
  11/08/1966 MD Governor Won 49.50% (+8.89%)
  09/13/1966 MD Governor - R Primary Won 83.16% (+74.73%)
  11/06/1962 Baltimore County, MD Executive Won 56.18% (+12.37%)
NY US Senate - Nov 03, 1970 R James L. Buckley
NYC Mayor - R Primary - Jun 17, 1969 R John J. Marchi
US President - R Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 R Nelson A. Rockefeller