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|Spiro T. Agnew |
|Born: November 9, 1918|
|Died: September 17, 1996|
39th Vice President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1973 under President Richard M. Nixon.
Born in Baltimore, Md. on November 9, 1918, Agnew was educated in the public schools of Baltimore. He attended the Johns Hopkins University and graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1947.
Agnew served in the United States Army during the Second World War and the Korean conflict. He practiced law in Baltimore and was elected county executive of Baltimore County in 1962. He was elected Governor of Maryland in 1966.
Agnew was elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with President Richard M. Nixon on November 5, 1968 and resigned as Governor of Maryland on January 7, 1969. He was inaugurated 39th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1969 and reelected Vice President on November 7, 1972.
Agnew was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal tax returns, pleaded nolo contendere to the latter charge in federal court, and resigned October 10, 1973.
Later in life, he worked as an international trade executive. He lived out his final days as a resident of both Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Ocean City, Md.
Agnew died on September 17, 1996, in Ocean City. He was cremated and his ashes were interred at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Md.